Data Security

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

    … and passwords, insurance providers, and details about diagnoses and prescriptions. The security of patient data is of particular concern to dentists and other healthcare providers because of their obligations under HIPAA. To help them meet those requirements, HHS cites guidance from the National Institute of Standards and Technology (NIST), which…

    Prince Law Offices, P.C.- 15 readers -
  • FTC’s $100 million settlement with LifeLock

    … Today, the Federal Trade Commission (FTC) released the following: The law may not authorize the use of light sabers, but to protect consumers and ensure that companies comply with existing orders, the FTC will use the forces within its power. It’s a lock that the agency’s $100 million settlement with LifeLock – one of the largest redress orders…

    Prince Law Offices, P.C.- 15 readers -
  • The Cares of In-House Counsel

    … that their companies had experienced troubling (and expensive) data breaches in the last two years. (For more on data security news, read our sister blog, Eyes on Ecom Law) Litigation and class actions also make the list of concerns, but intellectual property disputes evidently warrant a separate and additional category of concern – perhaps…

    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- 5 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- 6 readers -
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