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August 21, 2023

Concord Privacy News: 8/21/23

Concord’s Latest Product Release; The March to CCPA Compliance is a Slow One; The EU is Forging a Relationship with California on Data Privacy.

Concord’s Latest Product Release

Concord’s latest product release includes several new features and enhancements:

  • Secure Uploads & Downloads for Privacy Requests. Concord has always prioritized both verification and security by implementing automated user identity verification for all data privacy requests. Our latest release builds upon the functionality to make it easy for you to upload and deliver data to your users as part of the privacy request process.
  • Flexible Consent Management Refinements. For flexibility and added support for data privacy regulations, we have added a number of more powerful and granular configuration options that can be easily configured via our Admin experience.
  • Powerful Privacy Center Refinements. To give our users even more control over the look and feel of their branded privacy centers, we now have a range of customization options for altering labels/titles, descriptive text, and toggling certain features on or off.
  • New Privacy Consent Types. In alignment with the latest changes in California and other jurisdictions, we have updated our Privacy Setting Consent Types with two new options: "Do Not Sell or Share My Personal Information" and "Limit the Use of My Sensitive Personal Information."
  • Global Privacy Control (GPC). We now support the Global Privacy Control option, which is required in California. If GPC is detected, we will automatically check the "Do Not Sell or Share" option on the consent banner, notify users that their GPC signal has been honored, and set the Do Not Sell or Share consent type to accepted. The user can later choose to adjust that setting if desired.
  • Ability to Set Light / Dark Mode in the Admin UI. Users now have to option to change their settings in the Admin UI to allow for light or dark mode.

More details about each new feature and enhancement can be found on our blog.

Other Privacy News of Note

The March to CCPA Compliance is a Slow One

Businesses are dragging their feet to get compliant with CCPA and CPRA regulations, a study by data privacy compliance company CYTRIO found. Only 14.67% of the 600 mid-to-large companies included in the study that were non-compliant a year ago have become compliant since then. Additionally, 13.33% of the total non-compliant companies adopted a manual compliance routine versus implementing an automated system (1.33%). Read more.

The EU is Forging a Relationship with California on Data Privacy

When European Commissioner for Justice Didier Reynders traveled to San Francisco last week before his latest D.C. visit, his agenda featured a notable name: Ashkan Soltani, chief of the California agency tasked with overseeing the state’s landmark data privacy law.

Reynders said the session was meant to strengthen coordination between the California Privacy Protection Agency (CPPA) and the European Union — which in 2018 enacted its own watershed privacy rules. Read more.