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3 Resources That Make GDPR Compliance Less Painful

by Jackson Lewis P.C. on

The deadline to comply with the GDPR’s complex and far ranging requirements is rapidly approaching. As your organization races to implement its compliance program before the May 25, 2018 effective date, questions and...more

An Employee’s Right Of Erasure Under The GDPR

by Jackson Lewis P.C. on

The implementation of the European Union’s General Data Protection Regulation (GDPR), with an effective date of May 25, 2018, is just around the corner, and with it will come pressure on the human resources (HR) department to...more

US Companies Doing Business in the EU or Impacting EU Individuals Must Comply with the EU GDPR by May 25, 2018

by FordHarrison on

Companies with people in the EU or doing business in the EU need to be thinking about the EU’s General Data Protection Regulations (GDPR) and whether the regulations apply to them. In approximately two months, the EU’s GDPR...more

Not So Fast! HIPAA (Surprisingly) Doesn’t Apply To THAT!

by Fox Rothschild LLP on

Many employers who have had it drilled into them that HIPAA applies to protected health information (PHI) of employees are often surprised to learn that the applicability of HIPAA to employee health information (EHI) is...more

Collection of Biometric Data Raises Privacy Concerns for Employees and Compliance Issues for Employers

by Fisher Phillips on

Many of us have become comfortable with the convenience of logging into our laptops or smartphones using a fingerprint scan in lieu of remembering yet another password. We are familiar with television and movie portrayals of...more

Recycling Business Phones: Not Always Great For Your Environment

by Husch Blackwell LLP on

Recently, I counseled an employer regarding the termination of a high level HR employee. The termination wasn’t fun but the company’s termination process was followed. Unfortunately, that was the problem. The employer...more

About face: court finds biometric information creates unique privacy rights

Just two months after an Illinois appellate court dismissed a similar complaint alleging a violation of the Illinois Biometric Information Privacy Act (BIPA), a California federal court found that a claim asserted under BIPA...more

GDPR Compliance: 10 Steps for Global Companies

by Dechert LLP on

An immense volume of personal data (or personally identifiable information) is proliferating and flowing throughout the world. Personal data is an incredibly valuable asset to companies but data protection and privacy laws...more

Gavel to Gavel: Data security starts before hiring

by GableGotwals on

Almost daily, we learn that yet another corporation has suffered a major data security breach, potentially exposing the private information of millions of people. However, it’s not always faceless, faraway hackers who are...more

The General Data Protection Regulation (GDPR): action plan for pension scheme trustees - (revised March 2018)

by Hogan Lovells on

The European General Data Protection Regulation (GDPR) will apply directly in the UK from 25 May 2018, and will make some fundamental changes to the current requirements surrounding data protection. Key areas of change...more

Combatting Corporate Espionage In The Digital Age

by Fisher Phillips on

In the modern age of relatively cheap and ever-evolving technology, corporate espionage is a real threat that could be perpetrated by any employee or other insider at any time. The term “corporate espionage” covers many...more

Employers Get Ready: GDPR Implications in the Employment Law Arena

by Baker Donelson on

If you manage employees or regularly practice or advise in the area of employment law, you know one of the primary rules in the playbook: document, document, document. In the employment-law world, we regularly rely on data...more

Employers Beware: Uptick in Privacy Litigation for Collection of Biometric Data

by McGuireWoods LLP on

The increasingly popular use of biometric authentication technology by employers as a means of tracking employee data, including for timekeeping purposes, can create liability. Biometric data generally consists of an...more

Employers Take Note: Tax Season Phishing Scams on the Rise

by Fisher Phillips on

It is tax season once again, and with it comes an increased threat of phishing scams targeting human resources and payroll personnel. In 2016, the IRS alerted employers to a then-emerging email phishing scheme in which...more

Can Your Business be Liable for an Employee’s Intentional Data Leak?

by Revision Legal on

Many businesses are acutely aware of the dangers of a data leak that can result from the breaching of networks, computer hacks, malware, and computer espionage. These cyber threats are external threats, but businesses must...more

Labor & Employment Newsletter - February 2018

by Hinshaw & Culbertson LLP on

There is no denying that technology—hardware and software—has greatly enhanced the workplace. But with this digital technology revolution come new risks of improper disclosure, lost data, exposure of trade secrets, potential...more

Legal Advisor Newsletter - First Quarter 2018

by PilieroMazza PLLC on

The topics in the Legal Advisor focus primarily on corporate and business matters, federal contracting, employment law, intellectual property and electronic commerce. We encourage our readers to communicate their views to us...more

Privacy Tip #126 – Employee Training and Education Continues to be “Best” Cyberdefense

It is a myth that employees hate training and education. I have seen it with my own eyes. It is very exciting to watch an audience visibly cover their mouths when real life stories are told about cyber-attacks and phishing...more

California Employers Beware: W-2 Phishing Scams Skyrocket During Tax Season

by Seyfarth Shaw LLP on

Seyfarth Synopsis: Employers have been scammed into sending sensitive W-2 information to malicious third parties. This article outlines the key steps California employers must immediately take if subject to this unfortunate...more

BIPA: Plaintiff’s New Cash Cow

by Seyfarth Shaw LLP on

Since its enactment a decade ago, the Illinois Biometric Information Privacy Act (BIPA) has seen a recent spike in attention from employees and consumers alike. This is due, in large part, to the technological advancements...more

In 2018, Resolve To Keep Employment Records Secure

by SmithAmundsen LLC on

Though hacked systems are alarming, too often, data breaches come from much more obvious sources, such as computers without passwords (or weak ones), files left sitting out on desks, and even briefcases left on airplanes...more

UK Employment Law Briefing: February 2018

by Locke Lord LLP on

EQUAL PAY - We covered the Gender Pay Gap Reporting Regulations (“the Regulations”) in May last year. As we identified then, the interesting issue in the short term deriving from the Regulations is the extent to which...more

The European Union’s GDPR Is Coming: Is Your Company Ready?

If you have employees or are doing business with individuals in the European Union, on May 25, 2018, you will be subject to some new regulations. The General Data Protection Regulation (GDPR) sets a new, heightened standard...more

Beware: HIPAA Applies To The Health Plans You Never Knew You Had (Part 2: Wellness Programs)

by Fox Rothschild LLP on

Many employers who offer wellness programs to their employees may not have considered compliance with HIPAA privacy, security and breach notification rules (collectively, “HIPAA Rules”), since they don’t think of their...more

Border Searches: Risks to Electronic Devices and Your Data

U.S. citizens who travel internationally, especially corporate executives and high-net-worth individuals, must consider and navigate data security risks when crossing a border—whether into the United States or another...more

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