Notable New State Privacy and Data Security Laws – Part Two

This is the second in a two-part series addressing recent developments in state privacy and data security laws.  This article addresses new laws about student privacy, enforcement/ punishment for data privacy and security violations, and miscellaneous data privacy and security-centered laws.  Part One addressed additions … Continue reading

Posted in Arizona, California, Colorado, Government Regulations, Personal Information, Privacy, State Privacy Laws, Student Privacy

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FBI Warns of Romance Scams that “Break Hearts and Bank Accounts”

On the eve of Valentine’s Day, the FBI issued a timely warning about the rise of “Romance Scams.”  This type of Internet crime typically targets older widowed or divorced women.  While these women are typically computer literate and educated, they may also be … Continue reading

Posted in Cyber scams, FBI, Social Media

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Notable New State Privacy and Data Security Laws – Part One

States aren’t static when it comes to data privacy and security laws.  This is Part One of a two-part series about several new state privacy and data security laws that took effect within the last year.  In this article, we’ll focus on the following items: … Continue reading

Posted in California, Data Breach, Government Regulations, Nevada, Personal Information, Privacy, State Privacy Laws

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California’s Data Breach Laws

Almost all U.S states have laws about data security and what to do when there’s a data breach. California’s was the landmark law, first taking effect in 2003. Here is what California requires. Who The Laws Apply To. The laws apply … Continue reading

Posted in California, Data Breach, Government Regulations, State Privacy Laws

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Yahoo! Data Breach Results in Another Lawsuit Against Corporate Directors and Officers

A number of claims have been made against companies’ directors and officers alleging a breach of fiduciary duty for failing to adequately oversee data security programs.  To date, the defendants’ oversight of the programs and the documentation of that oversight have … Continue reading

Posted in Cyber Security, Data Breach, Data Protection

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Data Privacy Day? Yeah, it’s a Thing.

For a number of years now, January 28 has been marked as “Data Privacy Day” (or, for our European friends, “Data Protection Day”), and it is often overlooked observed in the United States, Canada, India and many European countries. According to … Continue reading

Posted in Cyber Security, European Union, Personal Information, Privacy

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Time is Money: HIPAA Enforcement Action for Untimely Breach Notice Settles for $475,000

Many New Year’s Resolutions focus on actions intended to save money and reduce stress. Organizations, especially those in the health care industry, should consider a resolution to review their breach notification procedures to assure timely notification of future data breach … Continue reading

Posted in Data Breach, HHS, HIPAA

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NIST Issues Draft Update to the Cybersecurity Framework

On January 10, 2017, as the Obama administration draws to a close, the National Institute of Standards and Technology (“NIST”) released a long-awaited draft version 1.1 of its ground-breaking Framework for Improving Critical Infrastructure Cybersecurity.  This draft revision builds upon … Continue reading

Posted in Cyber Security, FTC, Government Regulations, NIST

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FTC sues IoT Device Manufacturer D-Link for Lax Cyber Security Practices

On January 5, 2017, the Federal Trade Commission (“FTC”) filed a complaint against computer networking hardware manufacturer D-Link Corporation, alleging that the company’s wireless routers, IP cameras, and other “Internet of Things” (IoT) products failed to implement basic security features, thus … Continue reading

Posted in Cyber Security, Data Protection, FTC, Internet of Things, IoT

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FTC Releases a Data Breach Response Guide For Business

Data breaches are fast becoming a fact of life.  Experiencing a data breach is never a pleasant experience, regardless of how it happens – by accident, by criminal intent, or by system failure.  Someone steals a company laptop that contains … Continue reading

Posted in Data Breach, FTC

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