Data Security

As we have written extensively on this blog, numerous federal agencies, including the FTC and FCC, are increasingly focused on cyber security. Add another one to the list. While the Securities and Exchange Commission (“SEC”)...

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The FTC released “Start with Security,”a whitepaper promoting best security practices. Based on the FTC’s more than fifty Section 5, Unfair and Deceptive Trade Practices settlements, the whitepaper provides examples of what is and is...

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We previously blogged about President Obama’s increased focus on privacy and data security issues. Consistent with that focus, on February 13, 2015, President Obama issued an Executive Order entitled, “Promoting Private Sector Cybersecurity Information Sharing.”...

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On December 18, 2014, President Obama signed into law five cybersecurity-related bills aimed at protecting federal agencies from cybersecurity threats. The bills advance President Obama’s 2012 Executive Order “Improving Critical Infrastructure Cybersecurity” by improving the...

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With the New Year just around the corner, we’d like to remind merchants of the January 1st deadline to implement version 3.0 of the PCI Data Security Standard (PCI DSS). The changes in version 3.0...

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Halloween is over. Thanksgiving, Black Friday, and Christmas are right around the corner. For many that means spending time with family, holiday parties, and lots of shopping, but hopefully not all at the last minute....

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Friday, November 7, 2014 – 1:00 – 2:00 pm EST Presenters: Stacey Brandenburg & Marc Zwillinger from ZwillGen & Maurice Liddell from UHY Announcements of newly discovered data breaches occur almost monthly. Although falling prey to a breach can...

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California Amends Data Breach Notification Law

October 3, 2014 | 0 Comments

California amended its data breach notification law at the end of September, placing new requirements on companies offering identity theft prevention and mitigation services to those affected by data breaches. Additionally, the amendment prohibits the...

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Last week, Hold Security, a Milwaukee information security firm, announced that a Russian cyber gang, dubbed “CyberVor”, nabbed over 4.5 billion user records. Of these records, Hold Security estimates that 1.2 billion usernames and passwords,...

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California healthcare providers can breathe a sigh of relief. Recently, the California Court of Appeals held that plaintiffs suing under the Confidentiality of Medical Information Act (“CMIA”) may not recover statutory damages from a mere...

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