The Analyst Syndicate

What Is The Impact of CCPA On Not-for-Profits?

The California Consumer Protection Act (CCPA) of 2018 went into effect January 1, 2020 but enforcement begins July 1, 2020. This Act expands personal data categories beyond name(s), addresses, account names, social security, drivers’ license and passport numbers  to include biometrics, geolocation data and employment information, thus changing how organizations collect and manage personal data.…

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Iowa caucuses and the Shadow app: A lesson in critical infrastructure

On Monday 3 February 2020, Iowans caucused at almost 1700 precincts across the state to select their preferences among presidential candidates.  Three days after the Iowa caucuses, the final tallies for the Democratic presidential candidates remained incomplete.  The popular press blames a technical glitch in the Shadow app, but accountability resides with party leaders and…

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What Does Koch Industries Acquisition of Infor Really Mean?

On February 4, 2020, Koch Industries announced it had acquired the remaining 30% of enterprise software company Infor making it the sole owner.  Golden Gate Capital had primarily held those remaining shares.  Koch has been investing in Infor for the last several years, increasing its share to 70% last year. Given that Koch has had…

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