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Ready or Not, It’s Coming: Preparing for the GDPR

European Union, United Kingdom, USA - November 2 2017 Europe’s data protection rules will undergo their biggest change in two decades when the new General Data Protection Regulation (“GDPR”) goes into…

Top 3 HIPAA Lessons Learned from Hurricane Season

USA - September 26 2017 With a few more weeks left in the hurricane season, it may be a good time to review HIPAA Privacy Rule protocols in emergency situations.…

Don’t Make “Uber” Promises You Can’t Keep

USA - August 24 2017 The advice we always give to clients regarding privacy policies is: "say what you do and do what you say." It seems simple, but simplicity can be…

Yahoo Data Breaches: A Lesson in What Not to Do

USA - March 2 2017 Internet search giant Yahoo!Inc. (“Yahoo”) revealed last year that it was the victim of two massive data breaches back in 2013 and 2014 that…

IoT Security: Same…Err…Stuff, Different Day

USA - February 23 2017 Remember when Edward Snowden showed the world how easy it is for your cell phone to record everything you say? Initial gut reaction for many was…

5 simple rules for FERPA contracting compliance

USA - February 16 2017 Colleges and universities frequently hire third-party vendors to provide services that involve student data—cloud storage, online education delivery…

HR Bewar(y): Job applications and resumes could have ransomware attached

USA - January 26 2017 You recently engaged a contract HR recruiter to work onsite helping with increased hiring. The contractor is reviewing hundreds of job applications…

New Year’s ‘resolutions’ for privacy and data security

USA - January 13 2017 The beginning of a new year offers the perfect opportunity for companies to review their privacy and data security practices and make any needed…

Costs and unanswered questions of China’s new cybersecurity regime

China - January 12 2017 The newly passed cybersecurity statute of the People's Republic of China will take effect in June 2017, and it is expected to have a significant…

HIPAA Enforcement Actions - A look back at 2016

USA - January 5 2017 According to the most recent data provided by the U.S. Department of Health & Human Services, there are currently 3,427 open complaints regarding…