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Package Delivery by Drone, Awaiting Final Federal Rules

USA - April 9 2020 Drone package delivery is a reality, albeit only in a few limited markets. However, once regulations permit, many companies are ready and awaiting…

Android Users: Beware of the Latest Banking Scam Capitalizing on COVID-19

USA - April 9 2020 The Ginp Banking Trojan is not a new way of scamming users into giving up credit card details, however, the latest version apparently capitalizes on…

Working from Home During the Pandemic? Turn Alexa and Siri Off!

USA - April 9 2020 The transition from work-from-the-office to work-from-home has been rapid during the pandemic. All of a sudden, millions of workers are working from…

FBI Issues Warning of Increased BEC During COVID-19 Pandemic

USA - April 9 2020 On April 6, 2020, the Federal Bureau of Investigation (FBI) issued a warning to companies to be aware of an increase in business email compromises…

Privacy Tip #234 - Children’s Privacy During the Pandemic

USA - April 9 2020 Kids are at home all day now, remote learning and surfing the web more than ever before. Parents are working from home too, and understandably are…

City of LA Email Blunder Exposes COVID-19 Test Results to All Recipients

USA - April 7 2020 Although email seems to be the preferred method of communication during the coronavirus pandemic, an error made by a City of Los Angeles employee is…

OCR Issues Additional Guidance on HIPAA for Providers and First Responders on COVID-19 Front Lines

USA - April 2 2020 On March 24, 2020, the U.S. Department of Health & Human Services (HHS) Office for Civil Rights (OCR) issued new HIPAA guidance to help providers and…

Microsoft Issues Cybersecurity Risk Warning and Offers Help to Hospitals During COVID-19 Crisis

USA - April 2 2020 On April 1, 2020, Microsoft issued a specific warning to health care entities alerting them that they are at particular risk during the COVID-19…

Privacy Tip #233 - Be Wary of Coronavirus Telemarketing Calls

USA - April 2 2020 The scammers know that most of us are working from home and are trying to use this to their advantage. The robocalls have increased, and…

Businesses and Trade Groups Seek Delay in CCPA Enforcement Actions

USA - March 26 2020 Recently businesses and advertising trade groups wrote a letter to the California Attorney General Xavier Becerra to request delayed enforcement of…