All cookies are not created equal: FTC cracks down on targeted advertising without user consent

The recent case against GoodRx by the Federal Trade Commission (FTC) for sharing a user’s sensitive health information with online advertisers without the user’s consent should be taken seriously by all businesses, including automotive dealerships. The lesson here? Dealerships should … Read More

From CCPA to CPRA 

Everything You Need to Know About the Updated CA Data Privacy Regulations Beginning on January 1, 2023, the California Privacy Rights Act (CPRA) will modify the California Consumer Privacy Act (CCPA) quite significantly. The two most notable changes are that … Read More

Myths & Misconceptions About the Revised FTC Safeguards Rule

By now, almost all dealerships are aware that the Federal Trade Commission (FTC) revised the Gramm-Leach-Bliley Act (GLBA) Safeguards Rule for the first time in 20 years, with the new regulations going into effect on December 9, 2022. In conjunction … Read More

Revised FTC Safeguards Rule

On October 27, 2021, the Federal Trade Commission (FTC) revised the Gramm-Leach-Bliley Act (GLBA) Safeguards Rule (“Revised Rule”) for the first time since the rule was issued in 2002. The Safeguards rule requires certain financial institutions to implement a written … Read More

ComplyAuto partners with the Center for Internet Security (CIS) for enhanced cybersecurity offerings

ComplyAuto and the Center for Internet Security (CIS) have partnered to put our clients on the cutting edge of cyber threat prevention, protection, response, and recovery. CIS is a community-driven nonprofit that establishes globally recognized best practices for security IT … Read More

FordDirect and ComplyAuto Team Up to Tackle Privacy and Security Needs of Ford and Lincoln Dealerships

Leading Dealer-owned compliance and privacy tech startup to offer important compliance solutions to Ford and Lincoln Dealers in first manufacturer partnership DEARBORN, Mich, Sept. 28, 2021 — FordDirect, a joint venture between Ford Motor Company and its franchise Dealers, announced today a … Read More

Dealer Alert: Attorney General Takes CCPA Enforcement Action Against Dealership-Manufacturer

From Chris Cleveland, Compliance Director for Galpin Motors and Co-Founder of ComplyAuto Privacy On July 19, 2021, California Attorney General (AG) Rob Bonta announced several enforcement actions relating to the California Consumer Privacy Act (CCPA), the nation’s toughest privacy law, … Read More

Personal Data: Update on California’s Personal Data Laws (CCPA) and Lessons from the VW-Audi Data Breach

By Chris Cleveland (CEO) and Hao Nguyen (General Counsel) of ComplyAuto  Personal data continues to be a hot topic in 2021, and there is nothing to suggest that it will subside any time soon. From the numerous data breaches that … Read More

Software can help retailers comply with privacy laws

ComplyAuto was formed by a dealer who hired software developers to create tools for retailers to comply with complicated privacy laws. In 2019, months before the California Consumer Privacy Act was set to take effect, Chris Cleveland started to figure … Read More

New CCPA Regulations Already Went into Effect. Are You Covered?

Fellow Dealers: Earlier this year, Attorney General Xavier Becerra announced yet another set of regulations that changes the laws under the California Consumer Protection Act (CCPA), which went into effect immediately. A copy of the modified regulations can be found … Read More