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Cybersecurity Ethics For Attorneys And Law Firms

Cybersecurity Ethics For Attorneys And Law Firms

As law firms increasingly digitize their systems and practically all facets of the practice of law move into the cloud, there is significant danger lurking in the shadows in the form of breaches. Although organizations of all types and sizes are seeing marked upticks in cybersecurity incidents, lawyers, with their ethical obligations to keep client’s …

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Privacy Policy Importance And Is A Lawyer Required

Privacy Policy Importance And Is A Lawyer Required

Several privacy policy considerations need to be accounted for when attempting to comply with the various recent privacy and data protection laws. One of the most common questions, especially by newer and smaller businesses, pertains to why the privacy policy is of importance and whether a lawyer is required to draft their website or app …

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The Children's Online Privacy Protection Act (COPPA)

The Children’s Online Privacy Protection Act (COPPA)

Passed in 1998, one of the older federal laws centered on privacy is the Children’s Online Privacy Protection Act (COPPA). Enacted to protect children’s safety and privacy in the new age of the internet, COPPA went into effect in April of 2000. The law imposed obligations on commercial operators of online services directed to children under age 13. …

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The Importance Of Having Reasonable Security

The Importance Of Having Reasonable Security

Whether on the state, federal, or international level, laws are mandating data security that meets “a standard of reasonableness.” What constitutes reasonable security measures relies on the specific business sector and data under inventory. For example, a healthcare provider with sensitive health information on many patients will have to have a robust data security program. …

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New York SHIELD Act

New York’s Stop Hacks And Improve Electronic Data Security (SHIELD) Act

New York State is the latest addition to the rapid flurry of privacy, data protection, and cybersecurity regulatory frameworks proliferating on the international, national, and state levels.  On July 25, 2019, New York’s governor signed into law the SHIELD (Stop Hacks and Improve Electronic Data Security) Act. The Act amends New York’s current data breach statute …

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The Health Insurance Portability And Accountability Act (HIPAA)

The Health Insurance Portability And Accountability Act (HIPAA)

The Health Insurance Portability and Accountability Act (HIPAA) is a broad-ranging law that, in part, imposes responsibilities on a variety of entities concerning Protected Health Information (PHI). Though beyond the scope of this discussion, there are aspects of the Act that regulate continuity of healthcare plans and benefits (Title I), here our focus is on …

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The California Consumer Privacy Act (CCPA)

The California Consumer Privacy Act (CCPA)

The California Consumer Privacy Act (CCPA) is a broad-ranging legal framework regulating data and enhancing Californians’ privacy rights. The law is expected to change the way companies across the United States navigate data protection and privacy and spur other states to pass similar legislation. In the United States, various privacy and data-focused laws have existed …

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The General Data Protection Regulation (GDPR) - RICHT FIRM

The General Data Protection Regulation (GDPR)

On May 25, 2018, the General Data Protection Regulation (GDPR), a broad-ranging European Union regulation governing data protection and privacy, went into effect. It changed the privacy regulatory framework in monumental ways. It continues to make its mark by acting as a template for new laws and imposing challenging compliance requirements on organizations of all …

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