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Utah Requires Warrant For Law Enforcement Access To Certain Types Of Data
On March 27, 2019, Utah Governor Gary Herbert signed House Bill (HB) 57 – known as the Electronic Information or Data Privacy Act – into law, making Utah the first state to protect information that individuals have...
United States
29 Apr 2019
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Virginia & Utah Amend Data Breach Statutes
On March 18, 2019, the commonwealth of Virginia enacted House Bill (HB) 2396, amending the commonwealth's data breach notification statute.
United States
26 Apr 2019
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The Financial Fraud Kill Chain: Combatting Fraudulent Money Transfers
Businesses are constantly targeted by criminals attempting to gain access to information that will allow them to fraudulently divert wire transfers.
United States
3 Apr 2019
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Illinois Expands The Definition Of "Injury" Under The Biometric Information Privacy Act
The Illinois Supreme Court held that Six Flags' failure to obtain consent was more than a mere technicality and posed a real and significant injury to the plaintiff, establishing standing.
United States
11 Mar 2019
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HIPAA Breach Reporting: Focus On Remediation In Responding To An HHS/OCR Investigation
Last year was another banner year for HIPAA data breaches reported to the Department of Human Services Office of Civil Rights (HHS/OCR), and the reporting period hasn't yet closed,
United States
5 Mar 2019
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Pennsylvania Employers Now Have An Obligation To Protect Employees' Electronically Stored Information
The Pennsylvania Supreme Court, in Dittman v. UPMC (196 A.3d 1036), ruled that employers have a have a legal duty to exercise reasonable care ...
United States
23 Jan 2019
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Identity Theft: The Crime Of The New Millennium - Tips For Prevention And Recovery
Twenty years ago, as I was working with the FBI and the Secret Service in prosecuting large identity theft rings – often associated with data breaches
United States
23 Jan 2019
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Ransomware: Recommendations For Preparation And Response
The response to an encryption attack can be very difficult. Encrypted critical data usually places a business in a crisis with no ability – or an extremely limited ability – to conduct basic operations.
United States
10 Jan 2019
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Cybersecurity Resolutions For 2019
A new year is upon us, which means people across the world will resolve to exercise more, eat healthier, eliminate financial debt and, most importantly, enhance their cybersecurity over the coming year. Good luck to all in their annual quest!
United States
7 Jan 2019
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New Canadian Data Breach Notification Requirements Take Effect As PIPEDA Amendments Come Into Force
On November 1, 2018, the long-awaited amendments to Canada's main federal data privacy law, the Personal Information Protection and Electronic Documents Act (PIPEDA), take effect.
United States
6 Nov 2018
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Congress Amends FCRA, Eliminates Credit Freeze Fees For Identity Fraud Cases
Under the recent amendments to the Fair Credit Reporting Act (FCRA) passed by Congress, as of September 21, 2018, consumer credit reporting agencies can no longer charge fees for consumers to place or lift credit freezes on their credit file.
United States
5 Nov 2018
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American Bar Association Issues Data Breach Guidance
On October 17, 2018, the American Bar Association (ABA) released Formal Opinion 483 (the Opinion) which formally recognized that lawyers have an ethical duty to notify clients ...
United States
25 Oct 2018
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Social Engineering Targets: Email Compromises A Quick Prevention Guide
More than ever before, malicious actors are targeting email platforms in an attempt to access and monetize sensitive personal information.
United States
17 Oct 2018
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California Legislature Passes Benefit Reimbursement Law For Data Breach Victims
Any such reimbursements must be approved by the California Department of Finance.
United States
2 Oct 2018
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European Parliament Votes To Suspend The EU-U.S. Privacy Shield
On July 5, 2018, the European Parliament voted to suspend the EU-U.S. Privacy Shield Framework (Privacy Shield)
Worldwide
16 Jul 2018
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California Enacts Sweeping, EU-Style Privacy Law
The new law requires such businesses to be more transparent in their data collection and sharing practices.
United States
12 Jul 2018
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Colorado Amends Data Breach Notification Statute
On May 29, 2018, Colorado Governor John Hickenlooper signed House Bill 1128 into law, amending the State's data breach notification statute and imposing significant new requirements on entities that must notify Colorado residents ...
United States
19 Jun 2018
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GDPR, Part VII: A Brief Guide To The GDPR
On May 25, 2018, the European Union's General Data Protection Regulation (GDPR) will take effect. The primary objectives of the GDPR are to return control of "personal data" to EU citizens ...
European Union
8 May 2018
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The United States Of Data Breach Notification
New statutes in South Dakota and Alabama complete a national mosaic
United States
12 Apr 2018
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