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The Big Sky Country’s data breach statute is going to see some small changes come October. On Feb. 27, 2015 Montana Governor Steve Bullock signed H.B. 74 into law, amending the state’s data breach notification statute. Among...more
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On February 27, 2015, President Obama released a draft of a proposed Consumer Privacy Bill of Rights Act (Proposal). The Proposal aims to protect the privacy of individual consumers on the Internet by (a) establishing...more
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On February 27, 2015, the Obama White House released an “Administration Discussion Draft” of its Consumer Privacy Bill of Rights Act of 2015 (Proposed Consumer Privacy Act). ...more
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