“Wacky Tobaccy” Laws, Privacy & Security!

October 1, 2022
Hosted by Rebecca Herold

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At this time in our current enlightened period in history, we're actually not enlightened with regard to cannabis benefits, medicinal uses, how to debunk disinformation that has been being spread since the 1930s, and how to protect the privacy of cannabis users, as well as their associated personal data, and the business data of the dispensaries. Have you used cannabis, of any kind in any form? Have any of your family members or friends? For recreation and/or for medicinal purposes? Do you know how or if the associated data you provided to the dispensaries was protected, shared, and used? At least 38 U.S. states, along with Washington, D.C. and 16 US territories, have legalized cannabis of some type, in some way. Want to hear which ones? Do you know which of these laws include requirements for privacy and/or data security? Do you know the current status of federal regulations for cannabis legalization? Including how HIPAA may or may not apply? Do you know what the difference is between cannabis, medical cannabis and marijuana, if any? What about the differences between CBD and THC? Do you know the medical benefits of cannabis? Do you know the ways in which the cannabis dispensaries put your data at risk? And your privacy at risk? Were you aware of the recent data privacy breaches at cannabis dispensaries? Or, about a huge security flaw that allowed 85,000 cannabis dispensary customers’ personal data to be searchable and viewable online, by anyone? Do you realize the harms that could occur to those whose personal data and associated cannabis purchasing history and related details were obtained by others? Or, if even just the financial data of a cannabis store was breached and used by competitors? Hint: They are significant! Popular guest and medical cannabis security and privacy expert Michelle Dumay returns for this fourth in a series of shows about current cannabis laws and regulations, personal data privacy and security risks involved with in-person and online sales, and provides some wise advice for all these issues. Please tune in to hear this enlightening discussion! #Privacy #PrivacyManagement #RiskManagement #CyberSecurity #DataSecurity #MedicalCannabis #Cannabis #Laws #Marijuana #WackyTobaccy #Dispensaries #Breach #PersonalData #HIPAA #CBD #THC

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There are more information security and privacy threats than ever before. As more technologies emerge, more surveillance tactics are used, and more artificial intelligence systems are deployed, cybersecurity and privacy risks grow exponentially. Rebecca has spent her entire career working to improve information security and privacy protections, by not only raising awareness of the issues within businesses and other types of organizations, but also by raising the awareness of these risks in the public and helping them to understand how to better protect their own personal data, allowing them to take their privacy protections into their own hands. Rebecca offers information about these existing and emerging security and privacy risks and provides fresh insights into the impacts of exploiting these risks, and gives guidance, tips, expert advice and news, with fascinating guests, to help all organizations, and the general public, understand what they need to do to mitigate these risks.

Rebecca Herold

Rebecca has 25-plus years of systems engineering, information security, privacy and compliance experience, is CEO of The Privacy Professor(R) consultancy she founded in 2004, and Co-Founder/CEO of Privacy Security Brainiacs online services, where Rebecca engineered the systems and created all the content, including automated risk assessments and training courses. Rebecca has authored 20 books, contributed to dozens of other books, and published hundreds of articles. Rebecca led the NIST Smart Grid Privacy Subgroup for 7 years, a member of the NIST Privacy Framework development team, and is a NIST Cybersecurity for IoT Program team member. Rebecca has provided expert witness services for HIPAA compliance, IoT security, privacy and location tracking, retirement community members’ personal data misuse, and other cases. Rebecca was co-founder and officer of the IEEE P1912 Privacy and Security Architecture for Consumer Wireless Devices Working Group, and is on numerous advisory boards. Rebecca was Adjunct Professor for the Norwich University MSISA program for 9 years. Rebecca has received numerous awards, including named as a Top 100 Women Fighting Cybercrime and a Cybersecurity Woman of the Year. Rebecca has provided keynotes on 5 continents and is frequently interviewed on TV and in international publications. Rebecca holds the following certifications: FIP, CDPSE, CISSP, CISA, CISM, CIPT, CIPM, CIPP/US, FLMI. Ponemon Privacy Fellow. Rebecca is based in Des Moines, Iowa, USA.

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