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Half of U.S. Firms Won’t Be Ready for CCPA: IAPP Report

Two surveys have found that most firms won’t be ready for the California Consumer Privacy Act when it takes effect on January 2020. MediaPRO reports that 46% of US employees have never heard of CCPA and are pretty vague on privacy rules in general. The International Association of Privacy Professionals says that only 50% of its members expect to comply with CCPA on time. You have been warned.

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Companies Reacting More Quickly to Data Breaches: Trustwave Report

May 3, 2019

Sometimes the good guys fight back and win. Trustwave’s 2019 Global Security Report found that median time to detect and contain a data breach dropped from 93 days in 2017 to 41 days in 2018. Incidents related to Point of Sales systems went down sharply as merchants made wider use of chip cards. But there’s plenty of work remaining: Trustwave found at least one vulnerability in every application it examined; the media was 15 vulnerabilities of which 9% were high risk or critical.

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Two-Thirds of C-Suite Can’t Recognize Bad Data: Fivetran Report

December 6, 2021

Like the determined optimist who tells his boss the factory is on fire by reporting they’ll soon be able to update their equipment, let’s find some silver linings in a batch of gloomy surveys today, Dear Reader.  We’ll start with this Fivetran report, which finds that 85% of data leaders say their company has lost money by basing decisions on bad data, and 66% believe their C-suite can’t tell when that happens.  The bright side is there’s lots of room for improvement.

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