If you haven’t been paying attention to “password hygiene” preached by this blog and others, perhaps it’s time. Jose Pagliery from CNNMoney reports of a large-scale hack that has compromised over 2 million passwords at...more
The month of November is quickly slipping by – this is the time to be looking at the 2014 cybersecurity and data privacy goals and updates and planning ahead.
Our selected bits and bytes for this Monday...more
First and foremost, this is Veterans’ Day in the US. Let’s take a moment to thank all of those who served and who still serve, and honor the memory of those who gave their all. Businesses are offering special deals to...more
Privacy tidbits and bytes for this Monday –
App Developers – Put this on your calendar!
Now that the US government shutdown is over, the Federal Trade Commission (FTC) has announced its participation in a workshop...more
The federal government may be completely unable to pass laws, but that certainly isn’t the case with the State of California, which has just completed a data privacy hat trick by passing three significant laws addressing a...more
Despite the government shutdown, the Supreme Court is in for the 2013-2014 session. There are a couple of privacy cases on the agenda.
U.S. v. Wurie and Riley v. California -
At issue: Separate appeals over...more
Adobe Systems Inc.,(ADBE -1.24%) announced earlier today that has been the victim of a cyber attack that has compromised information of 2.9 million of its customers. In a blog post Thursday morning, Adobe’s Chief Security...more
DID YOU KNOW?
- 93 percent believe their online actions can protect not only friends and family but also help to make the Web safer for everyone around the world...more
Today’s the day! Today marks the long-awaited compliance date for the HIPAA Omnibus Rule.
In case you have put any thoughts of compliance with the Omnibus Rule out of your mind, you can no longer escape.
This Privacy Monday, there are a few important items of note, rather than the usual “bits and bytes”.
NIST RELEASES DISCUSSION DRAFT OF CYBERSECURITY FRAMEWORK -
After several months of work, the National...more
Two data privacy bills, Assembly Bill 370 and Senate Bill 568 have been sent to California Governor Jerry Brown for signature. As we previously reported, A.B. 370 would require commercial websites or online services that...more
Our headline today does not refer to those annoying ads that “pop-up” when you visit websites. We’re talking about the hottest trend in seasonal retailing – the pop-up store. These are the “here today, gone tomorrow”...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
The National Institute of Standards and Technology (NIST) has issued guidelines to help federal agencies manage and secure mobile devices used by their employees for government business....more
Privacy Tidbits to start your week -
The Risk-Benefit Analysis of BYOD:
As we have written in the past, the proliferation of the “bring your own device” (BYOD) trend is a high-wire balancing act for IT and...more
UPDATE: The Federal Trade Commission recently issued a revised guide on the Red Flags Identity Theft Rule, designed to help businesses comply with the requirements of the Rule. Compliance with the Red Flags Rule for entities...more
Welcome to a new feature of Privacy & Security Matters – Privacy Monday.
We will start your week with a fresh collection of privacy tidbits, goofs and gaffes....more
The National Institute of Standards and Technology (“NIST”) has released the fourth revision of its standard-setting computer security guide, Special Publication 800-53 titled Security and Privacy Controls for Federal...more
California Attorney General Kamala Harris’ attempt to bring an enforcement action against Delta Air Lines, Inc. won’t be leaving the runway. California Superior Court Judge Marla J. Miller has dismissed a data privacy...more
UPDATE: The House Permanent Select Committee on Intelligence passed the Cyber Intelligence Sharing and Protection Act (CISPA) this afternoon. The vote was 18 in favor and two (Adam Schiff (D-CA) and Jan Schakowsky (D-IL))...more
“May I have your zip code?” is an all-too-familiar question that may be going the way of the dinosaur in Massachusetts. Many retailers commonly ask customers for their zip codes when processing credit card transactions at,...more
USA: New cybersecurity framework has far-reaching effects on US economy -
President Obama issued – on 12 February 2013 – the long-awaited Executive Order entitled ‘Improving Infrastructure Cybersecurity’ (the Order),...more
Happy New Year! We are beginning this week with a series of top Privacy and Security issues for 2013, as we see them. Let’s start with an issue of interest to publicly traded companies, or companies considering going...more
Originally published in The New York Law Journal on December 10, 2012.
Companies are increasingly permitting employees to BYOD, or bring (and use) their own smart devices. Being able to use the latest, fastest,...more