Sharon Klein

Sharon Klein

Pepper Hamilton LLP

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Ignoring XP End Of Life May Make Your Company An Attractive Target

On April 8, Microsoft officially ended all support and ceased providing updates for their Windows XP operating system. This “end of life” (EOL) announcement is not uncommon with software platforms, where continued support of...more

5/14/2014 - Compliance Cybersecurity Data Breach Data Protection Microsoft Technology

SEC Issues Cybersecurity Initiative Risk Alert

On April 15, the U.S. Securities and Exchange Commission (SEC)’s Office of Compliance Inspections and Examinations (OCIE) issued a Risk Alert on its Cybersecurity Initiative. The Alert is intended to provide additional...more

4/29/2014 - Cybersecurity Data Protection OCIE SEC

New Jersey Federal Court Upholds The FTC’s Authority To Regulate Data Security

On April 7, a highly anticipated opinion was issued by New Jersey District Court Judge Esther Salas in a case that will likely have broad implications in the realms of privacy and data security. The case in question is FTC v....more

4/10/2014 - Data Protection FTC Jurisdiction Wyndham

Privacy And Data Security For Life Sciences And Health Care Companies

Pepper Hamilton Health Care-Life Sciences Webinar - The explosion of mobile technology and Web applications linking patients with doctors, pharmacies and medical devices is undergoing scrutiny by the FDA, FTC, HHS and...more

2/14/2014 - Compliance Cybersecurity Data Protection FDA FTC Healthcare HHS Life Sciences Mobile Devices Privacy Laws Technology

BYOD (Bring Your Own Device)... *Liability and Data Breach Sold Separately PPT Presentation

A majority of people recently surveyed believe that their cellphone is the first thing that gets noticed about them. With smartphones becoming a part of our identity and the convenience of carrying and using just one device,...more

12/19/2013 - ADA ADEA Bring Your Own Device Cybersecurity Data Breach Data Protection Discovery Discrimination Document Productions Employer Liability Issues GINA Mobile Device Management Mobile Devices NLRA Over-Time Protected Concerted Activity Stored Communications Act Title VII

Partly Cloudy With A Chance Of Data Breach

A report recently published by NIST sets forth steps federal agencies and the private sector providers who cater to them need to take to ensure the security of data stored and processed in the cloud....more

8/23/2013 - Cloud Computing Cybersecurity Data Breach Data Protection NIST

California Attorney General’s Report Reveals Millions Affected By Data Breaches In 2012

A report recently issued by the California Attorney General reveals that millions of Californians were the victims of a data breach in 2012, mostly due to intentional intrusions by outsiders or by unauthorized insiders....more

8/1/2013 - Attorney Generals Cybersecurity Data Breach Data Protection Encryption Notice Requirements Personally Identifiable Information

NIST Proposes Privacy Control Roadmap For Organizations

In an age in which safeguarding the privacy of a person’s information is becoming increasingly challenging, the National Institute of Standards and Technology (NIST) encourages organizations to devote time and resources to...more

6/14/2013 - Cybersecurity Data Protection HIPAA HITECH NIST Personally Identifiable Information Risk Mitigation

U.S. Responding To Cyber-Espionage: White House Acknowledges Increasing Threat

No longer cut from the cloth of 007’s expensive suits, fast cars or well-mixed drinks, present-day espionage is carried out, to a great extent, through computer screens, proxy servers and spoofed e-mail addresses. Dubbed...more

3/15/2013 - Barack Obama China Critical Infrastructure Sectors Cyber Espionage Cybersecurity Data Protection National Security Trade Secrets

The Omnibus Final HIPAA Rule Is Here

On January 17, 2013, the Office of Civil Rights of the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services (HHS) announced the omnibus final rulemaking (Omnibus Rule). According to HHS, this Omnibus Rule is needed to strengthen...more

1/29/2013 - Business Associates Data Protection Electronic Medical Records HHS HIPAA HIPAA Omnibus Rule HITECH OCR Patient Privacy Rights PHI

FTC Strengthens Laws To Protect Children’s Privacy

On December 19, 2012, the Federal Trade Commission (FTC) made major changes to the Children’s Online Privacy Protection Act (COPPA) for the first time in nearly 15 years, by significantly amending the Children’s Online...more

1/7/2013 - Consent COPPA Data Collection Data Protection FTC Mobile Apps Notice Requirements Parental Consent Personally Identifiable Information Third-Party

FTC Survey: Disclosure Of Use Of Private Information In Mobile Apps For Children Is Insufficient

A report recently released by the Federal Trade Commission (FTC) reveals that mobile applications targeted at children often collect and share children’s private information with third parties but generally do not provide...more

1/7/2013 - COPPA Data Protection Disclosure Requirements FTC Mobile Apps Notice Requirements Parental Consent Personally Identifiable Information Privacy Policy

De-Identifying Protected Health Information: OCR Issues Long-Awaited Guidance

The HIPAA Privacy Rule is intended to protect individually identifiable health information by limiting its use and disclosure. But the Privacy Rule expressly permits the de-identification of that information, and in doing so...more

1/5/2013 - Data Breach Data Protection De-Identification Health Information Technologies HIPAA Life Sciences OCR Personally Identifiable Information PHI

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