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Five Golden Rules…….(well, five new privacy laws/requirements)
There are five significant new privacy laws/amendments that will be effective as of New Year’s Day — January 1, 2015 — and...more
Welcome to our series, “The 12 Days of Privacy” as we look to “gifts” that may be received this season and some of the big issues ahead...more
Our series last year was a reader favorite, so we decided to put our prognosticator hats on again and present:
Rather than look back at 2014, starting tomorrow, the Privacy & Security blog will count down The 12 Days...more
Welcome to December – we hope you had a restful and enjoyable Thanksgiving holiday.
Here are a few privacy bits and bytes to start your week.
1. ICYMI – 60 Minutes Explains Credit Card Hacking...more
Often, privacy and security professionals are seen as “paranoid” or “Chicken Little” ….. statistics are pointing to something that more closely resembles the canary in the coal mine....more
Here are three privacy stories to start your week -
1. Dear “financial institution” : how is your data security?!
Senator Elizabeth Warren (D-Mass) announced (press release) that on November 18 the Senator...more
Sometimes the day just gets away from you …..
Here are three privacy & security things you should know for your week:
1. FTC Cites TRUSTe With Misrepresenting Practices – Fines $200,000
Welcome to Privacy Tuesday – here are five privacy & security bits and bytes to start your week:
1) California AG’s Data Breach Report: Who Is Handling Your Patients’ Confidential Health Information? -
Welcome to the first Tuesday in November — don’t forget to vote tomorrow!
Chip-and-Pin Not Likely “Cure-All” -
There is good news in the world of retail data breaches: US merchants are finally moving away from...more
A new month, a new Privacy Tuesday.
JPMorgan Chase: Baiting the Hook for Phishers -
Cybercrime researchers say that the 83 million customer records (76 million consumer and 7 million small business) swiped from...more
October is National Cyber Security Awareness Month. This is an opportunity to remind employees (and yourselves) about how to keep corporate networks and their own cyber lives secure. All month, we will post articles that...more
The Federal Trade Commission (FTC) has made good on its promise to actively enforce the recently amended Children’s Online Privacy Protection Act (COPPA). Here is what you should know about the latest enforcement actions...more
Happy autumnal equinox
Home Depot Breach – By the Numbers:
- 56 million cards at risk (compare to Target = 40 million)
- $62 million in estimated costs (compare to Target =$146 million and...more
Back to school, back to traffic jams … back to Privacy Mondays! Our look at bits and bytes and goofs and gaffes in data privacy and security....more
It appears that the data breach victim of the week (perhaps of the year) is The Home Depot. Brian Krebs has reported that it appears that two large dumps of purloined credit card numbers have made an appearance on the black...more
Some weeks ago, we wrote a piece “What You Need to Know About Backoff Malware: The New Threat Targeting Retailers” . It’s apparently gotten worse. Any business utilizing point-of-sale (POS) terminals for “swiping” credit...more
There is another retail data breach to talk about in this Privacy Tuesday post – privacy & security bits and bytes to start your week....more
We are just two Mondays away from Labor Day, the traditional end of summer in the United States. Here are some privacy tidbits to get your week started. See especially Jake Romero’s piece on the new Delaware data...more
A breach of this nature is reportable under the breach notification laws in both California and Florida, as recently amended: “Personal Information” includes user name or email address, in combination with a password or...more
We are now officially in the throes of “midsummer” on this Privacy Tuesday. And, on occasion in the data privacy world, we agree with Will Shakespeare’s words….“Lord, what fools these mortals be!”...more
There are quite a few privacy-related things taking effect July 1. Some reminders:
Florida Amendments to Data Breach Notification Law -
The Florida Information Protection Act of 2014 (“FIPA”) takes effect...more
The Food and Drug Administration (FDA) has released two long-awaited draft guidance documents for the drug and device industries revolving around the use of social media platforms by drug and device manufacturers —...more
DC Update from Politico Morning Tech -
“DATA BREACH DRAFT DELAYED – The thorny issue of FTC enforcement has slowed efforts to release a draft of Rep. Lee Terry’s data breach bill, according to sources close to the...more
What’s that old saying … “a day late and a dollar short?” Here is our Privacy Monday roundup … on Wednesday.
Office for Civil Rights HIPAA Crackdown?
The Office for Civil Rights (OCR) — the enforcement arm of...more
Welcome to another week, and our Privacy Tuesday look at top issues.
California Attorney General Puts the Focus on the Consumer -
As we have discussed, the California Online Privacy Protection Act was amended,...more