As the rate of cyber breaches increases, so do consumers’ demand for data and privacy laws. Although there are currently no federal laws protecting consumers’ privacy rights, individual states have begun enacting laws to address these demands, requiring businesses to comply with stricter rules regarding how personal information is collected, stored, shared and/or sold.
It is the responsibility of the companies that meet the required thresholds, and who either reside in and/or do business with residents of states that have privacy laws to ensure their company, including websites and apps, are in compliance with these laws. Violations of these laws can result in non-compliance notifications and/or fines.
Several states have privacy laws in effect or coming into effect soon. Three of these states are:
At Whitcomb Selinsky, PC, our team of dedicated data/cybersecurity/privacy attorneys and legal professionals understand the privacy laws in these states. We will review your current data and privacy practices to ensure you are compliant in the states where you do business. As the internet provides more access to personal data, it is important to make sure the data your company collects is secure from exploitation.
If you need assistance with your data and privacy procedures or have received a notification of non-compliance, contact us at Whitcomb Selinsky, PC. We have the expertise to help you get back to business.