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Delete Act Raises Stakes for Data Brokers

In this piece from Bloomberg Law, Christine Lyon and Jackson Myers of Freshfields analyze California’s new Delete Act and how it could affect state residents’ personal data The California Consumer Privacy Act broke new ground in the U S by giving broad rights to California residents, including the right to request deletion of their personal information Senate Bill 362, the Delete Act, makes it even easier for California residents to exercise their deletion rights with companies deemed to be “data brokers ” The new law ladles new privacy safeguards atop California’s existing data broker law by allowing state residents to request deletion of their personal information by a single click of a button – imposing substantial new obligations on data brokers, including extensive disclosures of their practices, ongoing deletion of data, and third- party audits Lyon and Myers say this is a major step in California’s regulation of the data sharing economy Beyond providing the accessible deletion mechanism, the law will shine a light on the practices of data brokers by requiring them to disclose whether they engage in certain sensitive privacy-related practices, and to report statistics about how well and promptly they honor CCPA requests This information now will be going directly to the CPPA, the agency that was purpose-built to enforce the CCPA, and now the Delete Act This further raises the stakes for companies that fall within the broad sweep of data brokers under the new law

Source: Bloomberg Law

Hybrid Work Takes Hard Work

In this survey, executives from 50 companies told McKinsey that most firms have barely scratched the surface of hybrid work “We have observed that relatively few companies have aggressively addressed the full spectrum of capabilities that would create a best-in-class workplace experience, which we find surprising given the ample potential benefits For some, long-standing perceptions—including the notion that more days in the office is the measure of success—may stand in the way of meaningful change For others, it may be that defaulting to old norms is easier than rethinking new ways of working Companies may find that implementing magnetic and inclusive environments requires significant financial and leadership resources Despite how difficult it can be to focus on the 12 practices described in the survey, we believe that the upsides, which include potential real estate savings and improved employee satisfaction and performance, are worth the effort, according to Phil Kirschner and Adrian Kwok, associate McKinsey partners, and Julia McClatchy, a McKinsey partner in the Philadelphia office

Source: McKinsey & Co

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