by Market Cheetah | Apr 14, 2021 | Data Security, Human Resources, Security, Utah
Utah’s data breach notification law was recently amended to creating several defenses to claims arising from a security system breach.
by Market Cheetah | Mar 9, 2021 | Data Security, Human Resources, Security, Virginia
Gov. Ralph Northam recently signed the Virginia Consumer Data Protection Act, which will give consumers certain rights to control how their personal data are used beginning Jan. 1, 2023. The legislation has a carve out, however, for information collected in the employment context.
by Market Cheetah | Feb 13, 2021 | Data Security, Defined Benefit Plans, Employee Data Privacy, Human Resources, Security
A major breach of pension plan participants’ data in the U.K. is a reminder for plan sponsors and administrators to assess the data privacy and security capabilities of potential service providers.
by Market Cheetah | Dec 15, 2020 | Data Security, Human Resources, Security
There’s nothing worse than paying criminals. And paying a ransom for data is just that—paying criminals for a criminal act. All you get out of the payment is access to your data. It doesn’t fix the vulnerability or the root problem. Let the record reflect that the FBI does not recommend paying ransoms to cyber criminals.
by Market Cheetah | Dec 8, 2020 | Data Security, Human Resources, Security
Although it is logical that cyberattacks have risen during the pandemic—and there is anecdotal evidence that it is occurring, including our own experience—an interesting new report on the number and effect of the cyberattacks was recently released by Allianz, which provides cyber liability insurance products.
by Market Cheetah | Dec 2, 2020 | Data Security, Human Resources, Security
The 6th U.S. Circuit Court of Appeals dismissed Computer Fraud and Abuse Act (CFAA) claims against former employees of a truck and trailer company who allegedly took and misused electronic computer data from their employer.