Author Archives: Bob Siegel

CCPA is a shiny object

The California Consumer Protection Act has gotten a lot of attention recently and rightly so. It is, however, just one of a number of US state privacy legislation initiatives that have either recently been passed or is under consideration. Consider the Maine Act to Protect the Privacy of Online Consumer Information. This law requires that […]

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What you don’t know may (pleasantly) surprise you

Today I find myself in Louisville, KY performing a privacy assessment for a client. When visiting clients to perform an assessment, I meet with team members from all parts of the organization. Usually, I am accompanied by someone from the privacy office or legal team. Frequently, my escorts learn something new about the business and […]

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CNIL’s Google Fine of 50 million Euros

The announcement from CNIL about their decision to fine Google provide a valuable insight into the thinking of Supervisory Authorities when it comes to transparency (notice) and consent. Google’s vulnerability to fine is attributed to the complexity of their privacy notice and terms of service. The information a user may wish to find was scattered […]

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