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Political Speech in the Workplace

By Leslie Pedernales The upcoming presidential election between two larger-than-life characters, each capable of stirring intense emotional reactions from both sides, is sure to produce some spirited debate around the water cooler this fall.  Many employees mistakenly assume that their expression of political speech (including nonverbal expression such as buttons or signs) is protected by … Continue reading

MVA Privacy & Data Security Seminar Series

  • LIMITING LEGAL LIABILITY FOR POTENTIAL PRIVACY AND DATA SECURITY ISSUES: PRACTICAL APPROACHES TO A COMPLEX PROBLEM (APRIL 29, 2015):  You know that privacy and data security issues pose a huge risk for your company.  Regulatory penalties, litigation costs and recovery, and even just the cost of analyzing a data breach and sending out required notices can hurt a company’s bottom line not to mention its reputation.  Target’s breach cost the company over $148 million.  Fortunately, there are practical steps that your company can take now to limit liability when the inevitable occurs. With the help of industry experts, this sixth installment in MVA’s Privacy and Data Security Group’s client seminar series will focus on two of these practical steps:  (1) records management and destruction; and (2) cyber-liability insurance.  We’ll also give you a full download on the hottest privacy and data security legal developments in the past year.  For additional information click here.
  • IT AND LICENSING IN THE CLOUD (OCTOBER 30, 2014, SPEAKERS MARCUS LEE, HENRY WARD):  An overview of the privacy, intellectual property, legal and other business issues to consider in drafting, negotiating and managing cloud and software as a service agreements.
  • PRIVACY AND SOCIAL MEDIA IN THE WORKPLACE (MAY 29, 2014, SPEAKERS - KARIN MCGINNIS, BEN FRYER, BRANDON GASKINS): Privacy of employee information recently has become the subject of increased attention in the U.S. The rise in popularity of social media adds another layer of complexity to this already complex issue. As an employer, what exactly are your obligations and limitations with respect to privacy laws and your employees’ social media use? How can you best align with the law in a way that will promote business success and employee satisfaction? This seminar reviewed relevant U.S. privacy laws that arise during the employment relationship, navigate the impact of social media password protection statutes and NRLB rulings regarding employee use of social media, and offer relevant strategies for employers who are charting their course to proactively manage these issues.
  • PREVENTING AND RESPONDING TO A CYBERSECURITY EVENT FROM THE LEGAL AND TECHNICAL PERSPECTIVES: NIST CYBERSECURITY FRAMEWORK (MARCH 27, 2014, SPEAKERS - TODD TAYLOR, KARIN MCGINNIS, SERGE JORGENSEN): With our guest speaker Serge Jorgensen of the Sylint Group, we looked at cybersecurity protections and responses from the perspective of an IT/cybersecurity expert and from the legal perspective. We discussed the National Institute of Standards and Technology (NIST) proposed Cybersecurity Framework, ordered by the President to assist organizations in reducing the cybersecurity risk to the United States’ critical infrastructure. What exactly is the NIST Cybersecurity Framework and what impact will it have on businesses in the U.S.? How can organizations use the Framework to minimize the risk of, and liability for, a cybersecurity breach? Attendees came away with best practices to prepare for and respond to a cybersecurity event within the confines of the law. (more…)

Welcome to Data Points!

The technology and regulatory landscape is rapidly changing, thus impacting the manner in which companies across all industries operate, specifically in the ways they collect, use and secure confidential data. Moore & Van Allen’s Privacy & Data Security Group recognizes the challenges clients face in the effort to stay abreast of such volatility. “Data Points” seeks to educate by providing transparent and cutting-edge insight on the most critical issues and dynamics. Our goal is to inform business decision-makers who are navigating these waters about the information they must protect, and what to do if/when security is breached.


Our Privacy & Data Security Practice

Moore & Van Allen has a Privacy & Data Security practice with the depth and breadth to advise the multitude of business industries and practices impacted, including sales, human resources, data maintenance and storage, IT, legal and compliance, labor and employment, health care, finance, cross-border transactions, energy and litigation. All require careful attention to protecting the privacy of personal information as well as preserving the integrity of company, customer or third party data. To help our clients successfully navigate their data security challenges and manage their risk in these areas, our multi-disciplinary team draws on their deep experience in addressing data privacy and information security obligations and disputes. Read More About Our Practice and Meet the MVA Privacy & Data Security Team.

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