With major consumer data breaches making headlines on a semi-regular basis, legislators around the country are starting to hold businesses more accountable for cybersecurity compliance. Industry-specific laws such as HIPAA and the Gramm-Leach-Bliley Act (GLBA) already establish federal data security standards for some companies, and the Federal Trade Commission has taken the position that failure … Continue reading
In just two years, social media password protection has gone from a privacy advocate’s dream to an employer’s harsh reality in many states. Maryland became the first state (in 2012) to enact legislation that prevented employers from requesting the user names or passwords to an employee’s or applicant’s personal social media accounts. Two states quickly joined … Continue reading
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.