While the potential, even imminence, for a “U.S. GDPR” has been posited since the publication of the EU General Data Regulation (GDPR), there is still no comparable, broad-reaching data privacy law covering U.S. citizens and residents. However, in recent years, individual states have advanced the mantle of data privacy.
California was the first U.S. state to follow in the tracks of EU GDPR, with passage of the California Consumer Privacy Act (CCPA) of 2018, which went into effect January 1, 2020. Close behind was New York with its 2019 passage of the New York Stop Hacks and Improve Electronic Data Security (SHIELD) Act. The NY SHIELD Act went into effect March 21, 2020. Washington State and other states have also taken various steps toward crafting their own, similar bills, and we’re expecting more states to follow.
BeyondTrust is in a unique position as a company. Our solutions are proactive and preventative tools that help our Public and Private Sector customers stay ahead of a wide range of compliance-related issues.
To help organizations understand how GDPR, CCPA, and NY SHIELD Act relate and compare to each other, and how they might impact their enterprise, we’ve published the paper: Comparing GDPR TO U.S. State Compliance Regulations (CCPA & NY SHIELD Act). This paper briefly breaks down each of the regulations, then compares them side-by-side in a table.
Also included in the paper is a chapter on how BeyondTrust privileged access management (PAM) solutions help organizations address key data privacy and consumer protection requirements.
BeyondTrust PAM solutions secure and manage privileges across every user, session, and asset, and provide powerful and important controls that are necessary for a number of important security and compliance initiatives, GDPR, CCPA, and NY SHIELD included.
To learn more, download the GDPR, NY SHIELD Act, & CCPA Comparison paper here.
Chris Rowlands, SLED Director of Sales
Chris Rowlands is the SLED Director of Sales at BeyondTrust. Chris and his family currently live just outside of San Antonio, TX. He grew up in Austin and lived in the Houston area for 14 years before moving back to Central Texas. Chris was a Lumberjack at Stephen F. Austin State University in Nacogdoches, TX.
Chris is a Cybersecurity Evangelist with a passion for helping customers achieve their Cybersecurity goals by seeking to understand their problems and demystifying and simplifying advanced technology. He started working with Cybersecurity products in 2010 at AT&T. During his tenure at MobileIron. he began working with SLED customers and worked exclusively with Fed / SLED / DoD at Certes Networks. Most recently, Chris was with Symantec via the acquisition of a small startup called Skycure. Post-acquisition Chris was moved into a SLED USA sales role in the newly formed Modern OS Security division, for just over two years.