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BGS Helps Clients Navigate the Cybersecurity and Privacy Law Landscape

March 5, 2020  |  BGS

Is your business compliant with the new California Consumer Privacy Act? Did you know the new CCPA requires many Minnesota businesses to comply with these requirements or face fines or legal action? Read on for information on how the experts at Barna, Guzy & Steffen are helping clients navigate the cybersecurity and privacy law landscape. Understanding cybersecurity and data breach laws The area of cybersecurity and privacy law is rapidly evolving. Now more than ever, companies face new compliance obligations, greater liability risk, and legal uncertainty from data breaches or privacy misconduct resulting in massive lawsuits. The passage of the California Consumer Privacy Act has led to sweeping nationwide legislation for companies to adopt appropriate data practices and manage the risks associated with new cybersecurity landscape. Steps toward compliance The first step toward compliance is understanding where and how your data is being collected, how it’s shared, and with whom – vendors, third parties, etc. Even if your business is not subject to the CCPA, you may still benefit from assessing your data-collection practices relative to enterprise risks. Next, it’s a good idea to review and update any internal privacy and security policies. The CCPA requires companies to tell consumers what type of third parties with whom you share information. Create processes to…

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BGS Attorney Carole Clark Isakson Elected to Duluth Superior Transportation Association’s Board of Directors

December 11, 2019  |  BGS

Congratulations to BGS attorney Carole Clark Isakson who recently started her one year term on the board of directors for the Duluth Superior Transportation Association (DSTA). The DSTA has been around for a long time – 76 years in fact! As noted by the DSTA, it is comprised of over 100 active members as well as a number of active retired members, with backgrounds as diverse as the industries they represent. Members come from aerospace, rail, trucking, logistics, and maritime industries, in addition to manufacturers, commercial shippers, supply chain managers, government agencies and more. As a member of the BGS Transportation Department, Isakson fits in well on the DSTA board of directors. The DSTA promotes transportation in the Duluth Superior region through public events, member educational opportunities, and a scholarship program at the University of Wisconsin Superior. More information on the DSTA can be found at Duluth Superior Transportation Association.

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Estate Planning Attorney Bobbi Hermanson-Albers Joins Barna, Guzy & Steffen, Ltd.

August 28, 2019  |  BGS

Barna, Guzy & Steffen LTD. announces the addition of a new associate to our firm. Bobbi Hermanson-Albers has joined the firm’s Estate Planning department. She will be working closely with estate planning attorney William H. Huefner practicing in the firm’s growing Wills/Estates & Probate/Tax Planning Law area serving existing clients and enhancing the firm’s ability to serve our community. We are happy to welcome Bobbi to BGS from her most recent position practicing in family law at a boutique law firm in Minneapolis. She has also previously worked in Minnesota’s 10th Judicial District Court (Stillwater, MN) as a Judicial Law clerk to the Honorable B. William Ekstrum. Bobbi graduated cum laude from Hamline University School of Law in 2014 ranked in the top 15 of her class. In addition to earning her Juris Doctor, she holds a Certificate in Advocacy and Problem Solving from Hamline University which uniquely qualifies her in direct to consumer law, assisting clients to navigate the legal system during challenges and changes in their lives. Bobbi is excited about the opportunity to join BGS as Wills/Estates attorney, “I look forward to working with Bill Huefner to identify practical solutions that best meet the unique, long-term planning needs of each of our BGS clients.” Get help with your legal questions!

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