As two consumer data privacy bills wind their way through the statehouse, a law passed three years ago is giving Colorado a sense of what happens when private companies, government entities or nonprofit organizations get hacked and consumer data is exposed. Nearly 200 companies or organizations have reported data breaches and notified 1.6 million Colorado […]
General Data Protection Regulation
Do you know who’s tracking your online activities and storing your data? You could soon in Colorado — maybe.
After Robert Rodriguez got a COVID-19 test last year, he had to log into the testing company’s site to get his results. But to see them, he needed to verify his identity. “The questions were like, what month was your mother born, which of these four cars did you own when you were younger, what […]
How California’s data privacy law will change your online experience — no matter where you live
Whether it’s a Social Security number or your mother’s maiden name, it could be easier to find out the personal data companies have about you — and ask them to delete it — starting Jan. 1. That’s when a strict California law goes into effect requiring businesses, including many in Colorado, to make changes like […]
Nearly 3 dozen cybersecurity breaches reported in Colorado since start of consumer data-privacy law
Rarely does a week go by without hearing of another cybersecurity breach that exposed piles of private consumer data to strangers. At least Coloradans can take comfort that should this happen to their own personal data, the attacked company must notify them within 30 days. The state law, which went into effect Sept. 1, has […]
Colorado has one of nation’s strictest consumer data protection laws, as of Sept. 1. Are you ready?
When Colorado’s new consumer data-privacy protection law goes in effect Sept. 1, the rules will be among the strictest in the nation. Any company or public agency storing a Coloradan’s personal details will now need a data-protection policy, a swift notification system and the means to destroy the data when it’s no longer needed. But […]