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New SEC Cybersecurity Guidance Outlines Disclosure Obligations

Posted in Data Security, Regulation, Securities and Exchange Commission

Last week, as previously reported, the U.S. Securities and Exchange Commission (SEC) unanimously voted to approve additional guidance for reporting cybersecurity risks. The release of this guidance underscores the SEC’s intent to prioritize cybersecurity compliance in 2018. The SEC … Continue Reading

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

Posted in Data retention, Data Security

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 individual’s physical characteristics and the associated technology used to aggregate … Continue Reading

A Little Help From HIPAA

Posted in Data Security, Health Information

HIPAA’s Security Rule requires that Covered Entities perform “periodic” Security Risk Assessments. All too often, however, this regulatory obligation is ignored altogether, performed extremely sporadically, or treated as a regulatory hoop-jumping exercise to be completed as quickly as possible.  Aside … Continue Reading

Law Firms’ Data Duty: Protecting Client Information From Cybercriminals

Posted in Cyber Insurance, Cybersecurity, Data breach, Data Security, Health Information, Information Management, Litigation, Other, Privacy

The impact from the recent Petya/NotPetya ransomware attack — or what was reported as a ransomware attack but now appears to be something even more damaging — continues to spread around the globe, with several new companies coming forward as … Continue Reading

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