Nearly two years ago, the California legislature passed the most comprehensive privacy and cybersecurity law in the US – the California Consumer Privacy Act or CCPA. The law gives consumers a wide range of rights and creates a series of obligations for businesses – from giving consumers access to the information about them to acting on customer requests to stop selling personal data for marketing purposes or outright delete information in certain circumstances. Continue reading CCPA: Let the Enforcement Begin
COVID-19 has impacted the lives of millions and will continue to, from a health, economic, and personal standpoint for many years to come. Among the heart-breaking thousands of casualties that have occurred, the job market has also taken a hit. The Federal Reserve reports that unemployment rates are higher than they have been since the Great Depression. In this reality, Americans are turning to direct selling as a solution. Continue reading Direct Selling, Not Overselling
On September 18th, 2019, California passed into law Assembly Bill 5 (AB5). AB5 is a controversial law that redefines what it means to be a gig worker in California and requires many of them to be classified as employees. Continue reading Gig’s Up?
The Business Continuity in Times of Crisis episode on the Better Series podcast presents Bob Mellinger, the CEO of Attainium Corp, who reminds us that it’s never too late to plan. A mixture of communication, planning, and practiced protocol is essential for crisis management. Business continuity can make organizations more efficient by thoroughly investigating the business process in preparing for disruptions. Looking at it from multiple perspectives makes business more resilient, and planning for these issues leads to fewer surprises when something does occur.
Continue reading A Crisis Mindset is Unparalleled
When the first cases of a novel coronavirus were reported in China in late 2019, US businesses were not focused on what would become a global pandemic. What they were thinking about was how to comply with tough new state privacy laws that were about to go into effect in 2020.
Flash forward to today and the California Consumer Privacy Act, the New York SHIELD Act and several other state and territorial privacy and security laws are in effect (or soon will be). Some of those laws prohibit the kind of data sharing that health experts say is needed to help respond to the novel coronavirus outbreak in the US.
Continue reading Privacy in the Time of COVID-19