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|The Second Wave of CASL: Transmission Data and Computer Program Rules in Effect Soon|
Chris Bennett, Bill Hearn, Tamara L. Hunter, David Spratley; Davis LLP;
December 3, 2014, previously published on November 7, 2014CASL’s anti-spam rules have been in effect for just over four months, and many organizations have adjusted (or are adjusting) to them. While anti-spam compliance is a work in progress, it is important to remember that CASL addresses more than just spam. Specifically, CASL’s altering...
|Cybersecurity Assessment Observations|
Craig N. Landrum; Jones Walker LLP;
November 17, 2014, previously published on November 13, 2014In June 2014, the Federal Financial Institutions Examination Council ("FFIEC") launched a pilot cybersecurity testing program utilizing upcoming state and federal regulatory examinations at more than 500 community financial institutions. The purpose of the effort was to assess how these...
|Six Myths about Data Privacy and Security that Professional Employer Organizations Should Skip|
Ted Nick Kazaglis, Joseph J. Lazzarotti; Jackson Lewis P.C.;
November 14, 2014, previously published on October 22, 2014Data breaches and compliance failures threaten company reputation and put individuals’ personal identities, finances, and medical information in jeopardy. In the Professional Employer Organization (PEO) industry, where companies providing PEO or other human resource outsourcing services...
|Waiting to Analyze Your Data Vulnerabilities? Do So at Your Own Risk|
Richard H. Blake; McDonald Hopkins LLC;
November 11, 2014, previously published on October 28, 2014Still debating whether to conduct a serious analysis of your company’s data security vulnerabilities? Well, consider this...
|FCC Issues $10 Million Fine for Data Security Breach|
Adam C. Smith; McDonald Hopkins LLC;
November 11, 2014, previously published on October 29, 2014The Federal Communications Commission (FCC) recently issued a joint fine to two related telecommunications companies in the amount of $10 million.
|FCC Proposes $10 Million Forfeiture for Privacy Violations|
Richard L. Reiter; Wilson Elser Moskowitz Edelman & Dicker LLP;
November 10, 2014, previously published on October 30, 2014On October 24, 2014, the Federal Communications Commission (FCC) proposed a $10 million forfeiture penalty against TerraCom, Inc. (TerraCom) and YourTel America, Inc. (YourTel) (collectively, the Corporations) for alleged data security violations. Although the FCC is currently unaware of any...
|Cloud Services - Guidelines For Service Level Agreements|
Bradley J. Freedman; Borden Ladner Gervais LLP;
November 10, 2014, previously published on October 16, 2014Cloud services are becoming increasingly important to organizations of all kinds. The European Commission recently issued Cloud Service Level Agreement Standardisation Guidelines to assist cloud service providers and cloud service customers. The Guidelines identify and explain many important issues...
|Infosys Whistleblower Retaliation Claim Filed in New Jersey|
Scott T. Decker; Greenberg Traurig, LLP;
October 23, 2014, previously published on October 13, 2014A former Infosys Ltd. employee filed a lawsuit late last week in New Jersey federal court alleging that he was pressured to resign from the company and that the company continues to retaliate against him by refusing to rehire him. This is the second lawsuit he has filed against Infosys. As...
|A Different Kind of “Virus”: FDA Follows NIST Framework in Cybersecurity Guidance for Medical Devices|
Joshua T. Foust; Mintz, Levin, Cohn, Ferris, Glovsky and Popeo, P.C.;
October 13, 2014, previously published on October 8, 2014In past posts we’ve taken a close look at the Framework for Improving Critical Infrastructure Cybersecurity put forth by the National Institute of Standards and Technology (NIST), exploring its wide-ranging implications for companies across a number of different industries. As we’ve...
|Nude Photos and National Cyber Security Awareness Month|
Cynthia J. Larose; Mintz, Levin, Cohn, Ferris, Glovsky and Popeo, P.C.;
October 13, 2014, previously published on October 2, 2014October is National Cyber Security Awareness Month. This is an opportunity to remind employees (and yourselves) about how to keep corporate networks and their own cyber lives secure. All month, we will post articles that might be useful for distribution as “reminders....” along...