I Heart CCPA

Last July I started building a Data Catalog and React based front end app called the Data Discoverer. The app features a Data Catalog search and update and also has a business rules table query and update panel. The Data Catalog part was a “known” – and I used it to “annotate” (document) more than 1000 database tables and a subset of quite a…

CCPA: “GAME ON” in One Month

The California Consumer Protection Act is good for everyone, albeit painful at first. It is historic in the USA On January 1, in just one month, a new sweeping data protection and privacy regulation goes into effect. If you have become increasingly annoyed that you can’t use your smart phone as a phone (I get non stop spam calls), or if you are constantly…

Big Data in Times of Truthspeak and Ingsoc

Big Data and Small Data We live in a world of “Big Data”. If you’ve ever shopped online and then afterwards you start seeing “suggestions” to make follow on purchases, your personal data was used and run through a Data Science algorithm and most likely then sold to other companies. That’s why you seem to be “followed around” and “coaxed” to buy or die….

First Major CCPA Hurdle Cleared!

My past year and a half of designing and working on “Data Protection” systems is paying off yuge bigly. I completed annotating ALL database tables that have PII (personal information). I used the Data Discoverer tool that I designed and my small team built this summer – and it has been a pure joy to use and helped make me very productive. In fact,…

CCPA (and GDPR): The Coming Storm

I have been very much on top of and involved with preparing LendUp for CCPA Compliance. My management is as savvy and totally gets it as far as how critically important this is. In return for their trust in me and my abilities, they will be ready for CCPA on January 1, 2020, and then in March when you really, really better have it…

My First Patent? (Maybe)

Heathkit TC-3, a tube checker with the “DNA” of elegant design, something I aspire to One of things Heathkit had was a pretty decent packaging and “user interface”. When I think about most of their gear – it had just what you needed and laid out in a simple and effective way. I’m going to meet with Patent Lawyers this Thursday – after several…

“Practicing” Elegant Design

The Heathkit TC-3 Tube Checker – a Masterpiece in UI (User Interface) design I am coming off a really fantastic work week – where I finished QA-ing the Data Discoverer product that I designed at LendUp in Oakland. It is a system that will let LendUp adhere and comply with a broad and sweeping Data Privacy regulation called the CCPA (California Consumer Protection Act),…

Racing to The Finish: The Final Week

This is the final week of my LendUp Data Catalog and Data Discoverer project. Its been 3 months in the making – so one quarter – and we now have a serious CCPA (and other) Compliance System. Its much more than that – but the CCPA requirement is what makes it Top Priority – which means unlike last year – this product / project…

CCPA: Keep on Keeping On

The California Consumer Protection Act, or CCPA goes into effect on January 1, 2020 and yesterday I learned about three companies and where their compliance projects are, and the status does not look very good. One had been in analysis paralysis since January, and can’t decide to build or buy, another has purchased the best solution that I have taken a very serious look…

GDPR and CCPA – 3 Weeks to Our Production Launch!

oeil de verre – by R. Holoch (KY6R) My small team is in the last three weeks of development of a product called The Data Discoverer at LendUp in Oakland – and this product helps companies automate compliance with the new Data Protection and Privacy laws – such as GDPR, CCPA, and basically, any other regulation. This is by far the best product I…