Posts by Jeff Edwards

Jeff Edwards is a tech writer and analyst with six years of experience covering compliance, information security, and IT. Jeff previously worked as a reporter covering Boston City Hall.

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October 15, 2021 - Jeff Edwards

Understanding the New CCPA/CPRA Amendments in AB 694

On October 5th, California Governor Gavin Newsom signed Assembly Bill 694 (AB 694), an omnibus bill from the Committee on Privacy and Consumer Protection that amends significant portions of the...
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September 28, 2021 - Jeff Edwards

France's CNIL Issues Update on Cookie Compliance Enforcement Actions

Back in July, France’s Data Protection Authority (DPA), the CNIL, issued formal notices to forty organizations it said had failed to follow the GDPR’s cookie compliance guidelines. The non-compliant...
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September 24, 2021 - Jeff Edwards

Everything You Need to Know About Consent Banners and Cookie Compliance

Legal definitions of consent vary by law and jurisdiction. But in the context of data privacy and data rights, similarities emerge across legal frameworks. In the broadest terms possible, consent is...
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September 16, 2021 - Jeff Edwards

Breaking Down China's Personal Information Privacy Law (PIPL)

On August 20th, 2021 the Standing Committee of China’s National People’s Congress passed China’s first comprehensive data privacy law, the Personal Information Protection Law (PIPL), which will go...
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September 3, 2021 - Jeff Edwards

More GDPR Enforcement: WhatsApp Hit with $267M Fine for Noncompliance

EU Data Protection Authorities (DPAs) continue to step up enforcement of its omnibus privacy regulation, the General Data Protection Regulation (GDPR). In July, Luxembourg’s DPA levied a record 746...
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August 20, 2021 - Jeff Edwards

What is The Ohio Personal Privacy Act (OPPA)? Ohio's Proposed Privacy Regulation

Last month, Ohio  Lieutenant Governer Josh Husted announced the Ohio Personal Privacy Act (OPPA), making Ohio the latest in a growing number of US States to introduce privacy legislation.