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|Employers Beware: Medical Identity Theft on the Rise and is the Golden Target for Hackers|
Lillian Chaves Moon; Jackson Lewis P.C.;
March 31, 2015, previously published on December 5, 2014As we’ve discussed previously, medical identity information is worth more than ten (10) times that of financial information on the black market. This gives hackers a financial incentive to obtain such information that is maintained not only by medical providers and pharmacies but also by...
|Top Five Tips for Employers Regarding Employee Use of Social Media|
Alana M. De Young; Modrall Sperling;
March 25, 2015Odds are that you, or at least one person you know, have at least some presence on social media, whether it be a Facebook or Instagram profile, a Twitter handle, a LinkedIn page, or a personal blog. Employers, too, are engaging more in social media in terms of marketing to clients, recruiting and...
|Honored in the Breach: Employer Action Items for an Insurer Data Breach|
Stephen A. Riga, Danielle Y. Vanderzanden, Timothy G. Verrall; Ogletree, Deakins, Nash, Smoak & Stewart, P.C.;
March 19, 2015, previously published on February 5, 2015This morning, Anthem Blue Cross and Blue Shield, one of the largest health insurers in the country, notified its policyholders, members, and business partners that it was recently the target of an external cyber attack that appears to have comprised the confidentiality of medical and other personal...
|Will Companies Voluntarily Share Data Regarding Cyber Security at the President’s Request?|
Ashley Prickett Cuttino; Ogletree, Deakins, Nash, Smoak & Stewart, P.C.;
March 19, 2015, previously published on February 16, 2015On Friday February 13, 2015, President Obama spoke at the White House Summit on Cybersecurity and Consumer Protection at Stanford University. After his address, President Obama signed an executive order, Promoting Private Sector Cybersecurity Information Sharing, that will encourage private...
|#SOTU2015: Employment, Immigration, Cyber Safety, and Education in a New Era|
Hera S. Arsen; Ogletree Deakins Nash Smoak Stewart P.C.;
March 10, 2015, previously published on January 20, 2015On the evening of January 20, 2015, President Obama delivered his sixth State of the Union address in the chamber of the U.S. House of Representatives with Supreme Court justices, members of Congress, the president’s cabinet, and special guests in attendance. The speech comes in the midst of...
|What Do Employers Need to Know in the Wake of the Latest Data Breach?|
Rebecca J. Bennett; Ogletree, Deakins, Nash, Smoak & Stewart, P.C.;
February 25, 2015, previously published on December 22, 2014Sony Pictures Entertainment, Inc. is the latest high-profile business victim of data theft. The consequences have been significant. In response to threats of violence, Sony has reconsidered its range of options for the release and distribution of its feature film The Interview. Also last week,...
|The Line Out of This Place Is as Long as the Amazon.com River|
David J.B. Froiland; Foley & Lardner LLP;
October 30, 2014, previously published on October 20, 2014This month, the U.S. Supreme Court heard argument in a case that would seem to raise easy enough questions: When does an employee’s workday begin and end? What activities count as “work”? However, these questions have given way to tortured analysis and fairly arbitrary results.
|Tennessee Legislature Adds Employee Privacy Protections to "Internet Accounts"|
Joshua J. Sudbury; Ford & Harrison LLP;
August 18, 2014, previously published on August 14, 2014Executive Summary: Accessing information about employees and applicants via their social media accounts just got a bit more complicated in Tennessee. This past legislative session, the Tennessee General Assembly passed the "Employee Online Privacy Act of 2014" aimed at protecting...
|Rhode Island Enacts New Social-Media Privacy Law|
Amber L. Elias; Fisher & Phillips LLP;
August 6, 2014, previously published on August 1, 2014Gov. Lincoln D. Chafee recently signed the 2014 Student and Employee Social Media Privacy Acts into law. In a press release, lawmakers said that the new law was modeled on similar laws in California that are “considered one of the nation’s strongest social-media privacy laws in the...
|The Impact of Social Media on Privacy: Why You Need a Social Media Policy|
Clarence L. Bennett, Alison Strachan; Stewart McKelvey;
August 6, 2014, previously published on Summer 2014One of the first social media confidentiality cases arose out of a health care employment relationship. In CAW-Canada, Local 127 (J.C.) v Chatham-Kent (Municipality),  OLAA No 135 (QL), the grievor was a personal caregiver with eight years’ service and some history of discipline. She...