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What’s next for Facebook?

Now that the cameras have gone, the booster cushion has been removed from the witness chair, and Mark Zuckerberg is comfortably back in in Palo Alto, having survived his marathon two-days of testimony in front of a somewhat confused Congress, what’s next? 

Two Proposed Data Security Laws Reflect National Trend Toward Affirmative Responsibilities

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

MVA Seminar – Privacy and Data Security in the Trump Era: How to talk to the FBI and your IT Department in a Data Breach

PRIVACY AND DATA SECURITY IN THE TRUMP ERA: HOW TO TALK TO THE FBI AND YOUR IT DEPARTMENT IN A DATA BREACH (MAY 24, 2017): Effectively responding to a data breach requires clear communication with a web of internal and external groups. Two important groups are law enforcement and a company’s internal IT department. With the … Continue reading

MVA Seminar – Contracting for the Cloud

CONTRACTING FOR THE CLOUD (OCTOBER 27, 2016): Privacy and data security issues impact every industry and affect almost all aspects of a company’s operations. Sales, human resources, data maintenance and storage, IT, legal and compliance, even litigation, all require careful attention to protecting the privacy of personal information as well as preserving the integrity of … Continue reading

The Early Days of the EU-U.S. Privacy Shield: Should Your Organization Self-Certify?

On August 1, 2016, the U.S. Department of Commerce began accepting self-certification applications for the new EU-U.S. Privacy Shield Framework.  In the month that has followed over 100 companies (including Microsoft, Oracle and Salesforce, among others) have self-certified that they are in compliance with the EU-U.S. Privacy Shield.

MVA Seminar – Responding to a Data Breach: What to Expect and What to Avoid

RESPONDING TO A DATA BREACH: WHAT TO EXPECT AND WHAT TO AVOID (APRIL 20, 2016): Verizon, Experian, and T-Mobile are on a growing list of entities impacted by major data breaches in the past year.  But data breaches are not just limited to large national companies or organizations. No one is immune. For most organizations—big or … Continue reading

Energy Industry Target of Cyber-Attacks and Congressional Efforts to Bolster Security

Cybersecurity of the electric power grid and energy sector as a whole has been the subject of heightened Congressional attention given the integral role the industry plays in our economy. According to a 2015 U.S. Senate committee report, nearly one-third of reported cyber-attacks involve the energy sector. Not surprisingly, the 114th Congress (2015-2016) has introduced … Continue reading

MVA Seminar – Privacy and Data Breach: What Can Companies Expect in 2016?

PRIVACY AND DATA BREACH: WHAT CAN COMPANIES EXPECT IN 2016? (MARCH 16, 2016, SPEAKERS – KARIN MCGINNIS, TODD TAYLOR): 2016 promises to bring significant developments and challenges in information privacy and data security. Congress and state legislatures are continuing to focus on new laws to protect personal information while at the same time minimize the impact of cybersecurity … Continue reading

Mobile Applications that Track User Information Have the FTC’s Attention

by Member Omari Sealy Similar to website browsers, many mobile applications collect a variety of information from the user, including, the user’s identity, usage history, past log-ins, and location.  This enables the application to provide various functionality and to tailor features of the application for a better user experience (e.g., items retained in a shopping … Continue reading

US and EU “Privacy Shield” Framework for Cross-Border Data Transfers Submitted to Article 29 Working Party Today

by Privacy & Data Security Member Karin McGinnis

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