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Attorney General-led California Consumer Privacy Act enforcement begins July 1

July 1, 2020, marks six months since the California Consumer Privacy Act came into effect. And perhaps more importantly, it also marks the first day that the California Attorney General may file enforcement lawsuits against for-profit entities that run afoul of the landmark legislation. Read more…

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Addressing Data Privacy and Security Provisions in COVID-19 Related Service Provider Agreements and Beyond

Employers’ engagement and use of various types of vendors has expanded recently, to include vendors who assist with office re-entry screening and contact tracing as employees return to work during the COVID-19 pandemic.  The service agreements that are negotiated and executed for this purpose should sufficiently address data privacy and security considerations related to employee personally identifiable information (PII). This is necessary for any service provider or vendor agreement.   In the absence of a federal law governing data security and breach notification of employee PII, employers must comply with increasing state and local legal requirements to ensure the protection of employee PII which employers obtain in the normal course of employment.  Many states have breach reporting laws that apply to data held by employers, such as employee social security numbers.  Other states, such as New York, have laws encompassing PII breach reporting and mandating certain data protections.  For example, the New York Stop Hacks and Improve Electronic Data Security Act (“Shield Act”) requires employers to implement a cybersecurity program providing protective measures for New York resident-employees’ PII.

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10 ways to stay CyberSavvy while employees return to work

Employees returning to the office after weeks of remote work creates data privacy and cybersecurity challenges that businesses need to confront head on. These considerations are especially critical as many states and regulators are requiring employers to collect COVID-19 related health information. Below are 10 ways to combat potential cyber risks and stay #CyberSavvy while employees are returning to work.
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Video: Cybersecurity During the COVID-19 Pandemic – Employment Law This Week®

As featured in #WorkforceWednesday: With all the challenges businesses are facing, it is hard to stay focused on data security. Hackers see the newly remote workforce as an opportunity, and phishing attacks are on the rise. Employers can fight back in a few ways:

  • Educate employees.
  • Update training materials and work-from-home policies.
  • Get security patches to employee devices quickly.
  • Update your data breach response plan and communicate it.
  • Remind your employees to help keep data secure by password-protecting devices with strong passwords and protecting sensitive information from others near their remote working location.
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Monitor your privacy settings for Zoom Video and Alexa

In March 2020, as professionals worked from home due to COVID-19, Zoom video conferences surged in popularity while, conversely, lawyers cast weary glances at the Alexa device in their home office, wondering if it was recording confidential communications. While society struggles with its relationship with ubiquitous communication devices, here is advice on properly configuring Zoom and Alexa privacy settings. READ MORE

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9 tips for keeping your workforce CyberSavvy while working from home

As organizations and employees work from home, we can expect cyber criminals to attempt to profit off of the confusion. We have tips organizations should consider to protect themselves from cybercriminals during this unique “work from home” time. READ MORE

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COVID-19: time to review your outsourced Managed Security Services arrangements

Even before the current pandemic, as enterprises have adopted techniques and practices such as digital transformation, cloud and mobility, they have faced an increased risk from a range of established and emerging cybersecurity threats, such phishing attacks which seek to introduce malware capable of compromising sensitive business information, ransomware and other fraud campaigns. The risk of huge fines under the GDPR means that cyber security has become a board-level issue, as well as a focus for regulators. Read more…

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Llinks Client Alert – Cybersecurity, Data & Privacy (March2020)

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The Central Cyberspace Affairs Commission (CAC) issues the Notice on Protecting Personal Information and Using Big Data to Support Joint Prevention and Control.

The People’s Bank of China issued Personal Financial Information Protection Technical Specification. Read more…

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Llinks Client Alert – Cybersecurity, Data & Privacy

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Personal Information Protection Law and Data Security Law have been included in the 2020 legislative plan.

The Cyberspace Affairs Commission (CAC) issued Provisions on Governance of Network Information Content Ecosystem.

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Howard & Howard Announces Formation of Data Privacy and Cybersecurity Practice Group

ROYAL OAK, Mich., November 26, 2019 – Howard & Howard has announced the official formation of a Data Privacy and Cybersecurity Practice Group. The practice group’s attorneys assist businesses in staying compliant with data privacy laws and regulations, preventing and protecting against cybersecurity threats and risks, and managing and responding to data breaches. The announcement was made by firm President and CEO, Mark A. Davis.

“Data privacy and cybersecurity concerns have steadily grown as advances in technology continue. We have built a team of attorneys with the knowledge, training, and experience, in both the U.S. and abroad, needed for companies that find themselves on the front line of cyber and data threats and breaches,” said Davis.

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