• Cybersecurity and compliance: Who is accountable?

    Make no mistake, the compliance challenges arising from data breaches and other cyber incidents are not limited to industries that, like retail and financial, garner the most conspicuous publicity for events that so directly affect the public.

  • Labor & Employment Digest: January 2015

    Perhaps no other subject represents a more treacherous legal obstacle course than the use and protection of private employee information. Federal and state regulatory bodies are not only taking an aggressive stance on breaches of customer data, but also the misuse of employee or candidate data by employers.

  • The Privacy Puzzle

    FTC Commissioner Julie Brill recently spoke with InsideCounsel about the FTC's stance on data security, privacy and how today's increasingly connected world puts both businesses and consumers at risk.

  • Rising to the occasion

    The increasing risk to reputation and financial status is now bringing others to the table when it comes to cybersecurity and privacy, and legal can have a considerable impact on protecting a corporation against cyber-compromise.

  • The employees’ cyber shield

    While there are similarities when it comes to protecting consumer and employee information, knowing some key differences can help in-house counsel institute preventive measures and limit damaging litigation if disaster does strike.

  • Privacy, consumers and reputation

    If you’re involved in online commerce, social media or advertising, chances are that you’re collecting information on the demographics that you target. While this is a longstanding practice in business, never before has it represented the reputational risk that it does today.

  • Roundup: Risk & Compliance

    Here’s this month’s roundup of the latest stories in risk and compliance

  • Are smartphones a boon or a bane to employers?

    As employees utilize technology more at work, employers have responded with computer-usage policies, some of which contain statements that employers may monitor employees’ computer and network usage.

  • Ring Pops gets Rocked by allegations of COPPA violations

    The groups claim that Ring Pops did not obtain parents’ consent before collecting, then publishing, photos and social media names of children that could be younger than 13.

  • Attorney: NetJets pilot union sues for violations of labor and privacy laws

    A group of nearly 3,000 pilots have sued NetJets Aviation for alleged violations of labor and privacy laws.

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