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
Haul out the holly, fill up the stockings, even though it’s just twelve days past Thanksgiving day…..
Rather than look back at 2013, today the Privacy & Security blog will start counting down The 12 Days of Privacy,...more
Holiday e-commerce is expected to jump this year by about 17% over last year, and shoppers will be flocking to mobile devices more often to make those purchases....more
For a legal perspective, we asked attorneys writing on JD Supra to tell us what, in their experience, they most often found to be missing from workplace social media policies. We knew that a roundtable of responses would make...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
The FTC has announced that, as a result of the recent shut down of the agency, the Commission has voted unanimously to extend the public comment periods for two recent proposals under the COPPA Rule. Specifically, the public...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.
Cybersecurity continues to be a high priority for both Congress and the Administration in 2013. After President Obama issued Executive Order 13636, Improving Critical Infrastructure Cybersecurity, the...more
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
Outgoing U.S. Commerce Department General Counsel Cameron Kerry used the opportunity of his final public remarks to emphasize that a unified U.S. privacy framework is essential to the future of the digital economy....more
As we predicted, the California Senate has approved A.B. 370, a bill that would require commercial websites or online services that collect personally identifiable information to disclose how that site or service responds to...more
As the summer winds down, we find that privacy and security issues remain at the top of mind for companies, hackers, and regulators alike.
EMPLOYEE PERSONAL INFORMATION EXPOSED AT FED -
Bloomberg is reporting today...more
After a brief August hiatus, Privacy Monday is back with privacy goofs, gaffes and tidbits to start your week.
Department of Energy Hacked — Again --
Although the grid is supposed to be “critical infrastructure” as...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 bytes, gaffes, and goofs for the first Monday in August –
New Hampshire Bank Victimized by Malware:
Manchester, NH-based St. Mary’s Bank, the oldest credit union in the United States, has begun notifying...more
The ”hits” to data bases, in any event. Here is a rundown of some of the most recent data breach reports –
Oregon Health & Science University Data Breach Compromises 3,000 Patients’ Records in the Cloud.
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
Privacy gaffes and tidbits to start your week.
Keeping up with Kardashians is NOT a defense under HIPAA -
The LA Times recently reported the firing of six workers at Cedars-Sinai Medical Center in connection...more