Once again, data breaches and hacks are front and center, so here are three stories you should know about to start your week....more
In the absence of any meaningful moves in Congress to enact uniform data breach notification, the states continue to make adjustments to existing laws to better protect affected residents in their states.
State legislatures are not waiting for Congressional action on a national data breach notification standard.
Montana — Montana has amended its 10-year old breach notification law (see Mintz Matrix) to expand the...more
This has been a big week for cybersecurity announcements from Washington. In what the White House has called a series of “SOTU Spoilers,” President Obama announced his intention to follow through on some of the...more
Three privacy/security stories that you should know as you start your week:
President Obama to Offer Cybersecurity/Privacy Previews to State of the Union Proposals -
In a series of speeches this week, President...more
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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
The general definition of “personal information” or “PI” used in the majority of statutes is: An individual’s first name or first initial and last name plus one or more of following data elements: (i) Social Security number,...more
As our readers know, we maintain a summary of the US state data breach notification laws, which we refer to as the “Mintz Matrix.” We update the Mintz Matrix on a quarterly basis, or more frequently if developments dictate....more
Privacy goofs, gaffes and tidbits for the last Monday in July —
NSA Surveillance Causes More Grief –Germany Calls for a Stop to Safe Harbor: Time for Binding Corporate Rules?
According to news sources the...more
Programming Error Leads to “Low Tech” Data Breach at Indiana Family and Social Services Administration -
Although it started with a programming error, the breach itself was paper document. Apparently, a programming...more