There are over three quintillion bytes of data used every day. Most of this intel has information that would make people know your location. There are over a million tweets sent every minute, and the amount of data being shared in a single day is a lot.
However, there is a concern about how this data is accumulated and shared as we upload our details. Most countries like Canada have had privacy regulations from the early ‘90s, but we have seen a rapid change in these laws in the last few years.
How Security Laws Are Changing
Data privacy laws are evolving. Most enterprises in the USA are turning to the defects implemented by the General Data Protection Regulation.
- Nevada Senate Bill
California’s CCPA might have all the praises, but Nevada State also passed its online privacy amendment. This bill was signed into law by the governor. It entails an opt-out feature in every business about a client’s private information.
The bill differs from others because it does not have any additional rules for its operators. Though, it limits them from posting about certain information. You might face a $6,000 fine for regulating these rules or a permanent injunction. The office of the attorney general has the power to punish any violation from the bill offenders.
- California Consumer Privacy Act
This act gives the client a right to ask the business to share personal information it gathers about them. The bill applies to enterprises that have information on California residents, which meet the following requirements;
- Has over 30 million in annual revenue
- Buys or receives shares for commercial reasons
- Gets over 60% of their revenue from selling personal information on their clients
- California Privacy Rights Act
Voters approved this ballot measure on the ballot in November, and it has been effective from Jan 2021. This bill allows creating an agency that values its consumers’ privacy and takes responsibility for any breach.
Some of the main changes here are:
- Organizations must clear any personal information after it becomes unnecessary.
- The companies should rectify any inaccurate data.
- The client can leave companies that share their information
- The fines are tripled if you breach any minor’s data
- Consumers can ask for a breach even without showing harm.
- Marine Act
Governor Maine signed a bill in June 2020 to protect the information of anybody who uses a social network. This bill also stops companies from overcharging clients who refuse to consent to use their data. Therefore, this bill needs its clients to follow the proper steps to keep their personal information safe.
Why Cyber Security is Important
The internet is not a safe space, especially in the modern world. There are more risks now than before. Tens of billions of people use the internet daily, meaning vast chunks of data is being processed. Therefore, this means there are many opportunities for hackers to steal your data.
You can improve online security in your organization by hiring personnel to detect a security breach. Therefore, this will help you to deal with the problem from the source. You can also boost cybersecurity by having a solid password and other security forms like two-factor authentication. You should also train your employees on the importance of this security to keep your data safe.