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GOVERNMENTAFFAIRS

* The threshold above which a business
must comply is very low.
* The law will require businesses to
link data sets together that will create
personally identifiable information that
otherwise wouldn't exist and serves no
business purpose. This creates more risk
in the event of a data breach.

THE GENERAL DATA
PROTECTION REGULATION
The GDPR went into effect in the European
Union in May 2018 and impacts certain ACA
members in the U.S., as well as international
accounts receivable management agencies.
Like the CCPA, the GDPR is extremely
complex and many members of the accounts
receivable management industry are still

working to determine if they need to come
into compliance, and if so, what steps they
should take.
The process to come into compliance can
be extremely burdensome to any businesses
that may be subject to it, and this has
prompted many American businesses with
an EU presence to reconsider it. ACA
President Jack Brown III discussed this
issue last year at the 2018 Global Code of
Conduct Roundtable in Strasbourg, France.
ACA has also been engaged in discussions
about how the GDPR should be considered
in any new U.S. federal privacy laws, and
this will be a topic for discussion at ACA's
Washington Insights Fly-In in Washington,
D.C., May 14-16 and Annual Convention &
Expo in San Diego July 14-16, 2019.

ONGOING
CONVERSATIONS
As Congress moves forward with any
potential new laws for federal data privacy,
ACA continues to urge Congress to be
cautious not to create any duplicative,
conflicting or overly complex standards
for those in the accounts receivable
management industry who already work
carefully to protect consumer data. ACA
also reiterates that any federal law preempts state requirements in this area, so
that all Americans receive the same level
of privacy protections.

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Table of Contents for the Digital Edition of Collector – May 2019

Upfront
Industry News
Best Practices
FYI
Collection Tips
The Robot Revolution
ACA International’s 2019 Convention & Expo
Number Crunching
Calendar
Honor Roll
Education Spotlight
Regulators Should Be In The Business Of Helping The Regulated Comply
ACA SearchPoint
Ad Index
Membership
Last Word
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Collector – May 2019 - Best Practices
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Collector – May 2019 - FYI
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Collector – May 2019 - Collection Tips
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Collector – May 2019 - The Robot Revolution
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