With an increased eye on ransomware attacks, like the one that shut down gasoline for much of the southeastern U.S. earlier this summer, the federal government recently provided a one-stop-shop for aiding people and companies in preventing “ransomware attacks that can severely impact business processes and leave organizations without the data they need to operate and deliver mission-critical services.”
In July, the Insights Association lamented more new state privacy laws while issuing helpful CCPA compliance information for members; welcomed an important data security protection in Connecticut; endorsed a new nominee to run the Census Bureau; and continued to advance a fix to the 2020 California law requiring a minimum wage for research subjects.
This month, the Insights Association is dealing with new state privacy and data security laws, funding for the census, how insights offices can approach reopening as the pandemic ends, and a variety of other policy concerns, while helping to advance a fix to California A.B. 2257 through the state legislature.
The insights industry scored important legislative victories in the last month for pharmaceutical MR in Pennsylvania, data security in Utah, and more COVID-19 small business loans and grants at the federal level and in California. At the same time, we’re staring down lots of problematic legislation, including a new comprehensive data privacy law in Virginia and a complex excise tax on data collection in New York. Meanwhile, advocacy continues on issues like: California A.B. 2257; worrisome legislation in Congress that would allow for the unionization of research subjects; limitations on coronavirus-related exposure liability; the census; and restrictions on exit polling.
February may have the fewest days, but this month certainly is not short on legislative activity pertinent to the insights community, including comprehensive privacy bills, data security legislation, new taxes on the industry, liability limitation for COVID-19-related exposure, new leadership to oversee the census, and new rules for determining independent contractor status. Changes are also in the works for California A.B. 2257.
"Businesses expose themselves and their customers to heightened risk when they share sensitive data with firms located" in the People's Republic of China, "or use equipment and software developed by firms with an ownership nexus in the PRC, as well as with firms that have PRC citizens in key leadership and security-focused roles," especially for "data service providers and data infrastructure,” according to a new business advisory from the U.S. Department of Homeland Security.
Washington, D.C., December 12, 2020 – CIRQ (the Certification Institute for Research Quality), an International Standards Organization (ISO) audit and certification body that is a
Your initial answer to this question may be very different from your answer just 15 seconds later. Everyone wants to think that their team is ready to handle a security incident.
It has been an odd few months for businesses across the country. Working from home is now the new norm.