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Matt Cordell
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The (Revised) Proposal to "Strengthen North Carolina Identity Theft Protection Act"
North Carolina's Attorney General, Josh Stein, and Representative Jason Saine have unveiled a revised proposal for amending the state's existing Identity Theft Protection Act .   Recall that one year ago, Stein and Saine introduced a summary of proposed leg...
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Business North Carolina has released the 2019 "Legal Elite"
The start of a new year brings many opportunities to improve ourselves, but it is also a time to reflect on the accomplishments of the prior year. Each January, Business North Carolina releases the results of its annual survey of lawyers . The survey asks...
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Lawyers Weekly Covers New NC Bar Specialization
The legal magazine NC Lawyers Weekly has published a great piece about our new Privacy & Data Security Specialty Certification in North Carolina: https://nclawyersweekly.com/2018/12/13/nc-bar-first-in-country-to-offer-privacy-law-certification/ (Thanks to B...
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The North Carolina State Bar Becomes the First State Bar in the Nation to Certify Privacy and Data Security Law Specialists
Today we accomplished something unprecedented, as North Carolina's legal community continues to demonstrate foresight and leadership in the profession.  After almost two years of work, the North Carolina State Bar has recognized ten (10) individuals as Cert...
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The Yahoo! Breach Settlement and a Good Podcast
As you probably have seen in the headlines over the past few days, Yahoo! has agreed to pay $50 million (USD) to settle claims relating to the largest-scale corporate data security breach in history. Here are the key terms:  Although the incident involved a...
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The Year In Review: a Privacy and Data Security Law Update
The pace of change in privacy and data security law continues at grow, and even though this is one of the most rapidly-developing areas of law, the law simply cannot keep up with the speed of technology and business.  Today, I delivered a continuing legal e...
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Canada's First Nationwide Data Security Breach Notification Requirement Becomes Effective November 1
Canada's first nationwide data security breach notification requirement will become enforceable in a few days.  Here is what you need to know "ah-boot" it: On June 18, 2015, the Digital Privacy Act received Royal Assent, making it law. The DPA introduced a ...
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Becoming an ABA/IAPP Certified Privacy Law Specialist
I have just been certified as a Privacy Law Specialist by the International Association of Privacy Professionals, and by extension the American Bar Association, as part of the inaugural class of this brand new area of specialization .  Because a specializat...
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What's a Certified Information Privacy Manager?
Not long ago, I became a Certified Information Privacy Manager.  "What is that, and why did you do it," you ask?   About three years ago, and after practicing in privacy law for a few years, I became a Certified Information Privacy Professional .   Since th...
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California Enacts Sweeping Privacy Law to Avoid Vote on Ballot Proposal in November
Well, they did it.   California is re-shaping U.S. privacy law again.  At the last possible minute, California lawmakers enacted a statute and persuaded the proponent of a strict privacy ballot initiative to withdraw the proposal.   Today, the California le...
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