As expected in his State of the Union address last night, President Obama made it very clear that cybersecurity is on his agenda for 2015. After stating that:
“No foreign nation, no hacker should be able to shut down...more
Welcome to the first Privacy Tuesday of 2015!
We hope that you enjoyed our 12 Days of Privacy series (and if you missed it, they are all linked in the right column of the blog…).
Three things that you should...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
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
Last Monday in March (Opening Day for you baseball fans) - some privacy/security bits and bytes to close out the month....more
Welcome to March Madness — although if your brackets look anything like mine do this morning, it is not particularly “welcome.” Let’s just say that there is no danger of my winning Warren Buffet’s $1 billion....more
On this Privacy Tuesday:
US Attorney General Puts Pressure on Congress for Data Breach Disclosures -
Today, US Attorney General Eric Holder urged Congress to pass legislation requiring retailers to make...more
These are busy times in the data privacy/security world.
If Misery Loves Company, Target Has Friends -
Target was not the only target of data thieves this holiday season. Reports over the weekend revealed that...more
The U.S. District Court for the Eastern District of California has held that the prohibition against requesting or requiring personal identification information in connection with credit card transactions contained in...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
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
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
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
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
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