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Requesting A Background Check To Make An Employment Decision? Read This First.
The Fair Credit Reporting Act provides federally-imposed limitations on all employers who seek information from a Consumer Reporting Agency about an applicant or employee for use in making an employment decision...
United States
5 Nov 2018
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Landmark Cybersecurity Legislation Included In Omnibus Package
The House and Senate were able, at the end of the first session of this Congress, to reach agreement on comprehensive cybersecurity legislation.
United States
5 Jan 2016
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Maritime Cyber Attacks: Changing Tides And The Need For Cybersecurity Regulations
Front-page headlines revealing devastating cyber attacks on government agencies and the world's largest companies have become a regular occurrence.
United States
23 Oct 2015
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Pennsylvania Federal Court Holds That Envelope With Visible Bar Code That Could Be Scanned To Reveal Consumer's Account Number May Violate The FDCPA
In light of this decision, debt collectors should avoid the use of account numbers and/or QR codes on envelopes or within the viewing area of clear plastic envelope windows.
United States
28 Jul 2015
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Data Breach Negligence Claims Not Recognized In Pennsylvania
In an important and well-reasoned 12-page decision, Judge Wettick of the Court of Common Pleas of Allegheny County refused to create a common law duty to protect and secure confidential information.
United States
17 Jun 2015
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New York Proposes Tough New Anti-Money Laundering And Cybersecurity Measures On Financial Services Companies
Benjamin Lawsky, the Superintendent of Financial Services for New York State, is seeking to increase regulatory pressures on the financial services industry, beyond the measures imposed by federal regulators.
United States
25 Mar 2015
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Maritime Cybersecurity: A Growing Threat Goes Unanswered
The maritime industry may be one of the oldest in the world, but in-depth reports issued by GAO and ENISA confirm that our industry is susceptible to cyber­security risks.
United States
24 Oct 2014
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Delaware Adopts Law Requiring The Destruction Of Consumers’ Personally Identifiable Information
On July 1, 2014, Delaware Governor Jack Markell signed into law Delaware House Bill 295, which amends Section 6 of the Delaware Code relating to trade and commerce.
United States
29 Jul 2014
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Wyndham Secures Interlocutory Appeal Challenging The FTC’s Authority To Regulate Cybersecurity Practices
Judge Salas issued a Memorandum Opinion and Order granting Wyndham’s motion seeking immediate appellate review of the April 7 decision.
United States
8 Jul 2014
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Back Off Business, Cybersecurity Is FTC's Turf Now
U.S. District Judge Esther Salas in New Jersey issued a decision rejecting a direct challenge to the FTC’s authority to police corporate cybersecurity practices.
United States
23 Jun 2014
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Recent Cybersecurity Developments - April 2014
Several significant developments in the area of cybersecurity over the past few weeks warrant special attention because of their impact on businesses.
United States
23 Apr 2014
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Target Data Breach Suit By Banks Extends To Security Vendor
December 18, 2013, was a dark day for Target Corp. Nationally ousted as the victim of the largest retail data breach in history, Target’s CEO Gregg Steinhafel took pains to assure consumers "they will not be held financially responsible for any credit or debit card fraud."
United States
16 Apr 2014
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Improving Cybersecurity—The Road Ahead
On February 19, 2013, President Obama issued Executive Order 13636—Improving Critical Infrastructure Cybersecurity.
United States
12 Mar 2014
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NIST Releases Cybersecurity Framework Version 1.0
The National Institute of Standards and Technology released a document entitled "Framework for Improving Critical Infrastructure Cybersecurity".
United States
11 Mar 2014
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District Court Holds That Stored Communications Act Protects Private Facebook Posts
A district court recently held that the federal Stored Communications Act protects private Facebook wall posts from access by unauthorized users.
United States
22 Jan 2014
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New California Website Privacy Policy Regulations: The "Do Not Track" Law
The California Online Privacy Protection Act of 2003 requires online service providers to disclose, through a conspicuously posted privacy policy, certain information to consumers regarding the OSP’s collection of personally identifiable information online.
United States
31 Dec 2013
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NIST Issues Preliminary Cybersecurity Framework For Critical Infrastructure: Solicits Comment
On October 23, 2013, the National Institute of Standards and Technology released the long-awaited draft of its Cybersecurity Framework, intended to help "critical infrastructure" organizations improve their IT and data security programs and policies.
United States
15 Nov 2013
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HHS Issues Guidance On Communications About Drugs And Biologics Under HIPAA And HITECH
Just in time for the September 23 enforcement deadline under the HIPAA Omnibus Final Rule, the Department of Health and Human Services Office of Civil Rights has issued Guidance regarding communications with individuals about drugs or biologics.
United States
26 Sep 2013
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Court Rules Detainee Has The Right To Google An Attorney
Today, Google is the world's largest search engine, used for everything from finding local businesses, to email, to getting maps, and now socializing on the Google Plus network.
United States
5 Jun 2013
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President Obama Signs Executive Order Enhancing Critical Infrastructure Cybersecurity
On February 12, 2013, President Obama issued an Executive Order on Improving Critical Infrastructure Cybersecurity and a related Presidential Policy Directive on Critical Infrastructure Security and Resilience.
United States
13 Mar 2013
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