Sharon Monts-DeOca looks at stuffed rabbit she was given on her first Christmas: Jacksonville, Florida — Florida Memories

Rules, rules, rules!

There is a long list of data protection-related policies that organizations present in the EU have implement for GDPR.

But do they really need them?

Here is Golden Data Law candid advice on what to invest in and what to avoid.

Because, let’s be honest, for resource…

Bain News Service, P. (1913) Rescue work-Dayton. , 1913. [March] [Photograph] Retrieved from the Library of Congress,

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Since the General Data Protection Regulation (“GDPR”) went into…

Nurse performing weight check — NIH History Office

The Clinical Trials Regulation (Regulation (EU) No 536/2014) (CTR) was enacted on April 16, 2014 and entered into force on June 16, 2014.

The timing of its application however depends on the development of a fully functional EU clinical trials portal and database.

  • The Regulation described that the full functionality…

Tobacco workers sorting leaves — Tampa — Florida Memory

California AB 701 modifies section 138.7 of, and to add Part 8.6 (commencing with Section 2100) to Division 2 of the California Labor Code to, among other things, require companies that employ more than 1,000 warehouse workers to disclose how their “quotas” judge worker productivity. …

The US National Archives — Bed-ridden wounded, knitting. Walter Reed Hospital, Washington, D.C. Harris & Ewing., ca. 1918 — ca. 1919

The Health Insurance Portability and Accountability Act (HIPAA) is a United States federal statute enacted by the 104th United States Congress which was signed into law by President Bill Clinton on August 21, 1996. …

Beer bottle label from Buffalo Brewing Company / California Historical Society

This case in a nutshell

In this case the court found that, while legislative or discretionary powers or trusts devolved by charter or law on a council or governing body, or a specified board or officer, cannot be delegated to others, it is equally well established that ministerial or administrative functions may be delegated to…

Alhambra — Kammer Ballet Gavrilov, Berlin (1919) / Ludwig Kainer (German, 1885–1967) / Susanlenox

This case in a nutshell

This case revolves around an ordinance which decrees that the salaries of certain city employees shall be no less than the average of those of an adjoining city and those of an adjoining county.

Defendant’s main contention rested upon the proposition that the enactment of the ordinance by either the…

“Electricity the Modern Servant” — 1916 / Jim Griffin

This case in a nutshell

At issue in this case was whether the Public Utilities Commission (the PUC) had the authority to implement the Electric Program Investment Charge (EPIC). EPIC required electric utility corporations serving California to collect a surcharge on their ratepayers’ electricity bills to fund renewable energy research, development, and demonstration projects with…

Boarding: Bus passengers at the Greyhound bus station in Harrisburg, Pennsylvania. 1940. / Britt Fuller

This case in a nutshell

This case is all about what powers conferred upon California public agencies and officers can be delegated. The ruling restates the rule that, when those powers “involve the exercise of judgement or discretion” they are “in the nature of public trust and cannot be surrendered or delegated to subordinates in…

Birdie Draper Collection Image — SDASM Archives

The Colorado Privacy Act (aka “ Protect Personal Data Privacy Act) (CPA) was enacted in 2021 through SB21–190 to protect the fundamental right to privacy of Colorado residents and to “require companies to be responsible custodians of data as they continue to innovate.” (See Legislative Declaration for SB21–190.)

The CPA:

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