Data Security

Data security means protecting a database from destructive forces and the unwanted actions of unauthorized users.
Posts about Data Security
  • Stick with Security – Part 1

    … When it comes to data security, what’s reasonable will depend on the size and nature of your business and the kind of data you deal with. But certain principles apply across the board: Don’t collect sensitive information you don’t need. Protect the information you maintain. And train your staff to carry out your policies. The FTC’s Start…

    Prince Law Offices, P.C.- 12 readers -
  • Stick with Security: FTC Providing Insights on Data Security Practices

    … key lesson is that in almost every closed case, the entities involved used the same common-sense security fundamentals outlined in the FTC’s Start with Security guide for businesses. If you or your business have questions or concerns regarding fraud, computer law, privacy, or cybersecurity law matters, contact attorney Jeffrey A. Franklin at Prince Law Offices. …

    Prince Law Offices, P.C.- 14 readers -
  • Five Simple Things Businesses Can Do to Better Secure Their Data

    … News of data security breaches at one company or another has become so common that perhaps we are becoming immune to the significant impact these breaches can have on those whose information are affected. Not only can identity theft destroy an affected individual’s credit and limit his/her future buying choices, but also it is becoming […] The post Five Simple Things Businesses Can Do to Better Secure Their Data appeared first on Privacy and IP Law Blog. …

    Christina Frangiosa/ Privacy and IP Law Blog- 10 readers -
  • FTC takes on toothless encryption claims for dental practice software

    … On January 5, 2016, the Federal Trade Commission (FTC) announced a data security proposed settlement. When a company promises to encrypt dentists’ patient data, but fails to live up to established standards, it shouldn’t come as a surprise that the FTC would bristle. A $250,000 proposed settlement with Henry Schein Practice Solutions, Inc…

    Prince Law Offices, P.C.- 17 readers -
  • FTC’s $100 million settlement with LifeLock

    … of its kind – makes that point as big as life. LifeLock’s first go-round with the FTC and 35 state AGs was in 2010. According to that complaint, LifeLock didn’t live up to identity protection claims it made in its ads. To settle that case, the company agreed to secure customers’ sensitive information and promised not to mislead consumers…

    Prince Law Offices, P.C.- 16 readers -
  • The Cares of In-House Counsel

    … regrettably indicating that, as Mark Twain might have put it, the rumors of the death of patent troll litigation may have been greatly exaggerated. The post The Cares of In-House Counsel appeared first on Brann & Isaacson. …

    Stacy Stitham/ Brann & Isaacson- 9 readers -
  • Why Privacy Policies Must be Personalized

    … The best argument for why companies should never simply copy and paste the text of another entities’ privacy policy onto their own website can be found in the recent announcement by the FTC of a settlement reached with Snapchat – relating to misrepresentations contained in the Privacy Policy, among other things. (Snapchat is not alleged…

    Christina Frangiosa/ Privacy and IP Law Blog- 6 readers -
  • Data Breach Planning for Small Businesses

    … Many of the top stories last year related to data breach – from the Target breach during the Christmas Shopping Season (Dec. 2013: Prior Post, Small Business Magazine article; additional news coverage) to the UPS Store data breach during the summer (Aug. 21, 2014) to, more recently, the intentional hacking of Sony Pictures‘ servers (Nov. […] The post Data Breach Planning for Small Businesses appeared first on Privacy and IP Law Blog. …

    Christina Frangiosa/ Privacy and IP Law Blog- 7 readers -
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