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Privacy and Data Protection

Publications

3/24/2017
Virginia Amends Data Breach Statute to Add Notification Requirement for Breach of Payroll Data. Tax scams remain a vexing problem for companies and individual taxpayers. On February 2, 2017, the IRS issued a second alert to employers warning of the increasing threat of W-2 phishing schemes. The IRS issued a similar alert on March 1, 2016.
12/22/2016
On October 25, 2016, the Financial Crimes Enforcement Network (FinCEN) of the U.S. Treasury Department issued an advisory that provides financial institutions with guidance on their obligations under the Bank Secrecy Act (BSA) to report cyber-enabled crimes.
9/27/2016
On September 13, 2016, New York Governor Andrew M. Cuomo announced a new proposed regulation that would require banks, credit unions, insurance companies, and other financial services institutions regulated by the New York’s Department of Financial Services (DFS) to implement and maintain a cybersecurity program.
4/28/2016
In a connected world, sound information security practices are crucial for every employee of a business. Even a single simple lapse in judgment, like clicking on a link in a “phishing” email, can put all computer networks- and the sensitive information stored on them- at risk.
10/26/2015
Banks are tasked by the Uniform Commercial Code (the UCC) with using “commercially reasonable” security procedures when processing funds transfers. This responsibility is constantly evolving as bank fraud becomes more sophisticated, and banks and courts respond to attacks.
5/12/2015
On March 30th, the Federal Financial Institutions Examination Council (FFIEC) issued two Joint Statements1 on behalf of its members2 to warn financial institutions about the threats posed to various credentials by cyberattacks involving “destructive malware.” The Joint Statements should be a wake-up call to any enterprise not aware of the dangers of malware.
4/30/2015
Over the past few weeks, the internet has been abuzz over the battle raging between Jeremy Alcede, the former majority owner of CTIL, LLC, dba Tactical Firearms (the debtor), and the Bankruptcy Court for the Southern District of Texas.
4/10/2015
Public cloud computing services-- computing resources (such as networks, storage, applications, and services) purchased from another company (a “cloud services provider”)-- offer many potential benefits for businesses, among them economies of scale, lower capital costs, and improved accessibility.
2/27/2015
"ISO’S Cloud Privacy Standard: A Guide for Lawyers’ “Reasonable Efforts” to Protect Client Information" - American Bankruptcy Institute, author: Adams and Reese attorneys Jack Pringle and Lyndey Zwing
12/9/2014
The use of public cloud computing services- broadly defined as contracting with another company for the provision of computing resources (networks, storage, applications, and services), offers many potential benefits for businesses, among them economies of scale, lower capital costs, and improved accessibility.
7/15/2014
The Florida Information Protection Act of 2014 (the “Act”) became effective July 1, 2014 and replaced Florida’s previous data breach notification law. Under the Act, all Florida businesses must take “reasonable measures to protect and secure data in electronic form containing personal information.”
5/13/2014
It is Spring again, and the national pastime is in full swing. This year Spring also brought knowledge of the Heartbleed Bug – another threat to the security of information stored and transmitted online. And just as baseball is a fixture of the American landscape, so too unfortunately are data breaches and other information security threats.