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California Could Require Businesses to Offer E-Receipts Under New Bill

California would become the first state to require businesses to offer electronic receipts unless customers ask for paper copies under legislation proposed this week. Many businesses and consumers already are moving toward e-receipts, said Democratic Assemblyman Phil Ting of San …

Five Key Takeaways from California’s Watershed Privacy Law

California recently enacted a sweeping new privacy law, the California Consumer Privacy Act of 2018, which is likely to have broad implications for organizations providing services to, or collecting data from, California consumers. The CCPA, enacted on June 28, shares …

Arizona City’s Online Payment System Finally up Following Cyber Attack

Officials in Goodyear, Ariz. say the city’s online payment system is functioning again after a cybersecurity attack affected the software. The city became aware of the situation on its online payment system May 7 and immediately shut it down. Customers …

Improve Results at Your Agency by Managing Your Data

This post is part of a series sponsored by ITC (Insurance Technologies Corporation). Do you know your close ratio or retention rate? And, I mean really know it. Not just an estimate. Do you know where each of your leads …

Idaho School Trying to Recover Data Weeks After Ransom-Seeking Cyberattack

Nearly six weeks after being hit by a massive ransomware cyberattack, the Jerome School District is still working to recover. On Dec. 11, school district officials found out much of its data was encrypted. Each affected file included a message …

Dwelling Data. No Pun Intended.

This post is part of a series sponsored by CoreLogic. Using Quality Data to Enhance User Experience Insurers who sell homeowners insurance direct-to-consumer through a website must find that delicate balance between collecting enough information to quote and bind a …

Data Breach: A Wide Coverage Gap for Small Business

Based on what we see in the trade press, it would appear most large businesses in the U.S. are addressing their exposure to data breaches in some way. But what about the small, Main Street businesses such as those we …

Location Data: The New Fabric of Our Lives

This post is part of a series sponsored by CoreLogic. The Importance of Accuracy and Granularity when Navigating the World of Big Data When we think about data, all we have to do is look around to see its power …

Marie-Jeanne Appointed Chief Data Officer of AXA Group

AXA has appointed Philippe Marie-Jeanne as chief data officer (CDO) of the AXA Group, in addition to his role as head of the Data Innovation Lab. He will report to Véronique Weill, member of the AXA Group Management Committee, AXA …

Report: More Than 6.6M Atlantic and Gulf Coast Homes at Risk of Storm Surge

More than 6.6 million homes on the Atlantic and Gulf coasts are at risk of hurricane storm surge with a total reconstruction cost value estimated to be nearly $1.5 trillion, according to a report released today. Property analytics and data …