Tag Archives: data security

Broadband Internet Service Providers In Regulatory Limbo After Repeal of FCC Privacy and Data Security Rules

Potentially signaling the end of the short-lived stint by the Federal Communication Commission (“FCC”) to regulate consumer data privacy on the internet, the Trump Administration recently repealed Obama-era data privacy and security rules for broadband providers.  The action, passed by Congress and signed by President Trump pursuant to the Congressional Review Act, completely rescinds the …

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Privacy and Data Security in the Trump Administration

Privacy and data security issues were prominent in the campaign. Allegations were even made that Russia was behind the DNC hack. Despite it being front and center in the campaign, cybersecurity did not generate specific policies from the Trump campaign. One thing Donald Trump did promise was a top to bottom review of US cyber …

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Recent Studies Show Increasing Need For Employee Training in Data Security

Two recent studies show an increasing need for companies to better train their employees in data security to prevent data and monetary loss. On September 7, 2016, Wells Fargo Insurance released a study on cyber security showing some interesting trends in companies with $100 million or more in annual revenue. The second-annual study questioned 100 decision makers …

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Employee Error Accounts for Most Security Breaches

A recent study by a well-known information security company captures one of the most common information security fallacies: that information security is a technology problem. Most businesses view mitigating information security risks as falling squarely in the purview of their information technology department. However, this study reports that human error actually accounted for nearly two-thirds …

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Data Privacy and Data Security; Two Sides of the Same Coin A Conversation with Patrick Manzo, Executive Vice President, Global Customer Service and Chief Privacy Officer of Monster Worldwide, Inc

Cybersecurity is an important issue facing companies and legal departments across the country.  With high profile, and sometimes embarrassing, data breaches dominating news coverage, data security and privacy have become major concerns.  Patrick Manzo, Executive Vice President, Global Customer Service and Chief Privacy Officer of Monster Worldwide, Inc. will be speaking at the Inside Counsel …

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The Data Security and Breach Notification Act of 2015

On March 25, 2015, the United States House of Representative, Energy and Commerce Subcommittee on Commerce, Manufacturing, and Trade approved draft legislation which would replace state data breach notification laws with a national standard.  This draft legislation comes on the heels of the President’s call for a national data breach notification law.  The proposed legislation is …

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New Data Security Bill Seeks Uniformity in Protection of Consumers’ Personal Information

Last week, House lawmakers floated a bipartisan bill titled the Data Security and Breach Notification Act (the Bill). The Bill comes on the heels of legislation proposed by US President Barack Obama, which we recently discussed in a previous post. The Bill would require certain entities that collect and maintain consumers’ personal information to maintain …

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New State Privacy Laws Go Into Effect on Jan. 1, 2015 (California and Delaware)

State legislators have recently passed a number of bills that impose new data security and privacy requirements on companies nationwide. The laws include new data breach notification requirements, marketing restrictions, and data destruction rules. Below is an overview of the new laws and amendments that will go into effect on January 1, 2015. Amendments to …

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FCC: The New Data Security Sheriff In Town

Data security seems to make headlines nearly every week, but last Friday, a new player entered the ring.  The Federal Communications Commission (“FCC”) took its first foray into the regulation of data security, an area that has been dominated by the Federal Trade Commission.  In its 3-2 vote, the FCC did not tread lightly – it …

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Trade Secret Misappropriation: When An Insider Takes Your Trade Secrets With Them

Raymond Law Group LLC‘s Stephen G. Troiano recently had an article, Trade Secret Misappropriation: When An Insider Takes Your Trade Secrets With Them, featured in The National Law Review: While companies are often focused on outsider risks such as breach of their systems through a stolen laptop or hacking, often the biggest risk is from insiders themselves. Such …

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