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

    … 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

    … 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

    … 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 -