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Warning: GDPR Fines May Apply To Undisclosed Prior Data Breaches

by King & Spalding on

On April 9, 2018, a European Commission Official speaking on the condition of anonymity warned that companies currently hiding data breaches from the public may be subject to substantial fines when the European Union’s (“EU”)...more

No Coverage for Seafood Importer Netted in Phishing Scam

by White and Williams LLP on

On April 16, 2018, Beazley Group issued a report highlighting increased attacks on Microsoft’s cloud-based business products and services. The report stated that successful attacks typically are achieved by tricking employees...more

Privacy Tip #135 – Cybersecurity Spring Cleaning Tips

Here’s a great idea offered by the National Cyber Security Alliance and the Better Business Bureau: while you are doing your spring cleaning, don’t forget to do a digital spring cleaning too—that is, your computer, cellphone...more

Our Universities Are Under (Cyber) Attack!

Department of Justice Charges 9 Iranian Citizens in Cyberattacks on 320 Universities - On March 23, 2018, the Department of Justice indicted 9 Iranian citizens for cyberattacks on 320 American and foreign universities. The...more

FDA Announces Plans to Improve Safety and Advance Innovation of Medical Devices

by Reed Smith on

On April 17, 2018, FDA announced its plan to launch the Medical Device Safety Action Plan: Protecting Patients, Promoting Public Health (Action Plan), which aims to support and advance innovation in medical devices while also...more

Federal Data Breach Reporting Regulations Published – Take Effect November 2018

The final Breach of Security Safeguards Regulations (Regulations) under the federal Personal Information Protection and Electronic Documents Act (PIPEDA) were made on March 26, 2018, and published on April 18, 2018. The...more

The Weekly Privacy Rewind

by BakerHostetler on

Class Actions - Uber Data Breach Suits Consolidated in California - The U.S. Judicial Panel on Multidistrict Litigation has settled on the U.S. District Court for the Central District of California in which to...more

European Commission VP Comments on Harmonisation and Monetising User Data, and Guidance on the Direct Application of The GDPR is...

by Reed Smith on

On 28 February 2018, Andrus Ansip, the European Commission (Commission) Vice President and commissioner responsible for the Digital Single Market strategy, commented that all companies should be able to monetise user data, in...more

FFIEC Highlights Cyber Insurance for Financial Institutions

The Federal Financial Institutions Examination Council (FFIEC) has issued a joint statement emphasizing the need for lenders and servicers to include cyber insurance in their risk management program. Although the FFIEC did...more

Uber Goes 0-2 in Data Breach Notifications

by Murtha Cullina on

In August, 2017, the Federal Trade Commission (“FTC”) proposed a settlement agreement with Uber stemming from its investigation of a 2014 data breach due to Uber’s “unreasonable security practices”. The lengthy investigation...more

Are You Ready for GDPR?

Personal data is currency in the new world, and while the United States uses a sectoral approach to data privacy, the European Union (EU) treats privacy as a fundamental right of its citizens. Therefore, where U.S....more

Blockchain, Personal Data and the GDPR Right to be Forgotten

The effective date of the EU’s General Data Protection Regulation (GDPR) is fast approaching (May 25, 2018), and its impacts are already being felt across various industries. Specifically, the conflicts between the GDPR and...more

71% of U.S. Federal Agencies Have Reported Cybersecurity Breaches!

by Foley & Lardner LLP on

Darkreading.com reported that “Federal agencies must protect sensitive data and both thwart bad guys hunting for citizens’ private data and nation-state hackers with their own agendas — in addition to grappling with perennial...more

What Employers Need to Know About the Dark Web

by Fisher Phillips on

The average internet user may be largely unaware that there are actually different “levels” of the internet. First, there is the surface level of the internet where companies post their webpages, and where employees may...more

Six Weeks Until the GDPR: Is Your business ready? The far-reaching European General Data Protection Regulation (GDPR) takes effect...

The far-reaching European General Data Protection Regulation (GDPR) takes effect on May 25, 2018. Yet, with only six weeks to go, many companies are still unaware that their businesses must comply with the GDPR or face large...more

Arizona Strengthens and Expands Data Breach Notification Law

by Ballard Spahr LLP on

The Arizona Legislature has significantly expanded and strengthened the state's data breach notification law. The legislation was signed by Arizona Governor Doug Ducey on April 11, 2018....more

5 Key Takeaways | GDPR: Preparing for Meeting with EU Regulators

On April 12, 2018, Kilpatrick Townsend hosted the International Association of Privacy Professionals (IAPP) Atlanta KnowledgeNet Chapter Meeting. With more than 80 IAPP members in attendance, Jon Neiditz and Amanda Witt,...more

Federal Regulatory Agencies Issue Joint Guidance to Financial Institutions on Cyber Insurance

by Balch & Bingham LLP on

The Federal Financial Institutions Examination Council (FFIEC) has issued a joint statement providing guidance for financial institutions about the role of cyber insurance in risk management of informational technology...more

“GDPR” Is Coming: The General Data Protection Regulation

by Ervin Cohen & Jessup LLP on

Editor’s Note: Strictly speaking, this blog post isn’t really about human resources management or employment law. But it might be; the GDPR is vaguely written and it is not at all clear how it will be applied in relation to...more

DHS and FBI Issue a Joint Technical Alert with UK Warning Russian State-Sponsored Cyber Attacks

by Alston & Bird on

On April 16, 2018, the Department of Homeland Security (DHS), the Federal Bureau of Investigation (FBI), and the United Kingdom’s National Cyber Security Centre issued a joint Technical Alert (TA), alerting the worldwide...more

II-31- The Changing 9 to 5 From 1980 to Today

by Cozen O'Connor on

This episode flashes back to 1980's 9 to 5 workplace, and then goes back to the future to compare today's workplace of emoji harassment, a new game-changing overtime exemption rule, the 1st ever employer antitrust complaint...more

Blog: Center For Audit Quality Issues Tool For Board Oversight Of Cybersecurity Risk

by Cooley LLP on

The Center for Audit Quality has just issued Cybersecurity Risk Management Oversight: A Tool for Board Members. The tool offers questions that directors can ask of management and the auditors as part of their oversight of...more

Window On Washington - Vol. 2, Issue 15

by Clark Hill PLC on

Outlook for This Week in the Nation's Capital - Omnibus Rescissions. The White House is continuing to press forward with pledges to rescind spending from the FY18 Omnibus despite multiple House and Senate Republicans...more

Oregon Enacts Tougher Data Breach Notification Law

by Jackson Lewis P.C. on

Oregon Governor Kate Brown signed a bill last month toughening the state’s already stringent data breach notification law, which will take effect on June 2, 2018. The most significant change for companies to be aware of is...more

How to Evaluate Cyber Insurance Options?

by Vedder Price on

On April 10, 2018, the Federal Financial Institutions Examination Council (the “FFIEC”), an interagency body composed of the Board of Governors of the Federal Reserve System, Consumer Financial Protection Bureau, Federal...more

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