Cybersecurity 2018 – The Year in Preview: Privacy and Security in Educational Institutions

Editors’ Note:  This is the sixth in a multi-part end-of-year series examining important trends in data privacy and cybersecurity during the coming year.  Previous installments include analyses of HIPAA complianceemerging security threatsfederal enforcement trends, state enforcement trends, and biometrics. … More

Privacy Shield: Article 29 Working Party Calls Upon the European Commission and US Authorities to Restart Discussions

‎On November 28, 2017, the EU’s Article 29 Working Party issued its report on the First Annual Joint Review of the EU-US Privacy Shield, which was conducted on September 18-19, 2017.

In this 38 page report, the WP analyzed the Privacy Shield’s commercial and government aspects (as it did in its earlier opinion, issued in April 2016 when the Privacy Shield was still a draft;… More

Cybersecurity 2018 – The Year in Preview: Biometrics

Editors’ Note:  This is the fifth in a multi-part end-of-year series examining important trends in data privacy and cybersecurity during the coming year.  Previous installments include analyses of HIPAA complianceemerging security threats, federal enforcement trends, and state enforcement trends.  Up next:  Education.

The term “biometrics” may conjure up images of Gattaca or Minority Report,… More

Cybersecurity 2018 – The Year In Preview: State Enforcement Trends

Editors’ Note:  This is the fourth in a multi-part end-of-year series examining important trends in data privacy and cybersecurity during the coming year.  Previous installments include analyses of HIPAA compliance, emerging security threats, and federal enforcement trends.  Up next:  a look at biometrics.

As state Attorneys General continue to flex their muscles in response to serious data security lapses nationwide,… More

Cybersecurity 2018 – The Year in Preview: Federal Enforcement Trends

Editors’ Note:  This is the third of a multi-part end-of-year series examining important trends in data privacy and cybersecurity during the coming year. Click here for our previous entry on HIPAA Compliance, and here for our entry on emerging security threats.  Up next:  trends in state enforcement.

This time last year, Donald Trump had just been elected,… More

Data Breach Litigation: What Enterprises Should Know (from SearchSecurity)

Editors’ Note:  The following is an excerpt from an article published by SearchSecurity.  To read the full article, click here.  Registration required.

A data breach is a business crisis that can have enduring ramifications. While the discovery of a breach can initiate a drill — investigating what happened, remediating the security gaps, engaging law enforcement, and complying with state and federal notification laws —… More

Some Cyber Monday Shopping Tips

As you enjoy the holiday weekend, and even some Cyber Monday shopping, keep in mind these online shopping tips from the FTC:

  • Know the seller and the item. Put the company or product name in a search engine, along with “review,” “complaint,” or “scam.” Read the reviews. Be sure you can contact the seller if you have a dispute.
  • Avoid clicking links in emails.…
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Cybersecurity 2018 – The Year in Preview: Emerging Security Threats

Editors’ Note:  This is the second of a multi-part end-of-year series examining important trends in data privacy and cybersecurity during the coming year. Click here for our previous entry on HIPAA Compliance.  Up next:  trends in federal enforcement.

After one of Britain’s first victories in the Second World War, Winston Churchill declared that it was “perhaps, the end of the beginning” – a turning point in the war. … More

HHS Office for Civil Rights Issues Guidance on How HIPAA Allows Information Sharing to Address the Opioid Crisis

Following President Trump’s declaration of a nationwide public health emergency regarding the opioid crisis, the HHS Office for Civil Rights has released new guidance on when and how health care providers can share a patient’s health information with his or her family members, friends, and legal personal representatives when that patient may be in crisis and incapacitated, such as during an opioid overdose.

This guidance reveals nothing new,… More

Partner Colin Zick to Speak on Surveillance Panel at the Advanced Cyber Security Center Conference

Partner Colin Zick will join ACSC Executive Director Michael Figueroa on a panel called “Surveillance, Security, and Privacy” at the 2017 ACSC Annual Conference on November 2. The session will examine challenges and considerations for utilizing advanced surveillance capabilities from multiple perspectives. Click here for details. More