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March 1, 2017
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Small and midsize businesses are increasingly at risk for data breach class action lawsuits that typically have targeted large corporations.

Large companies are learning to address cyber threats. Hackers are responding by setting their sights on SMBs. It’s simply more productive and efficient to attack poorly protected companies that could take weeks or even months to notice they’ve been breached.

The changing litigation landscape

As the risk...

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September 23, 2016
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A day doesn’t go by when we don't read news of a data breach at a major company or government institution. The breaches at ADP, the IRS and now Yahoo, are good examples.

We asked Eduard Goodman, CyberScout chief privacy officer and an expert on international privacy and data protection law, what to do when a data breach notification letter lands in your mailbox.

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August 4, 2015
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The back-to-school rush is on, with parents vying for the best options for school clothes, supplies and teacher assignments.

Don't let your child's identity get lost in the shuffle. Educational software programs are the latest rage in tracking behavior, performance and in classroom management.

Learn how to protect their personally identifiable information—and their reputation in years to come...

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June 1, 2015
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A new report released by Ponemon Institute paints a dismaying picture in healthcare data security. It reveals an industry that’s not only under increasing attack by cyber criminals and malicious insiders, but also a sector populated by organizations without the funding, resources, and preparation necessary to prevent security incidents and properly protect patients’ sensitive information.

Unlike previous studies, which focused solely on covered entities,...

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April 30, 2015
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Usually you hear the phrase “too much information,” or TMI, in a funny context. Like when you reveal a little too much about a personal situation, or something people simply are not interested in.

When it comes to the Internet, however, providing TMI is no laughing matter. When you over-share, you compromise your privacy and even leave your identity, reputation, and property vulnerable to criminals. Practically every click on the Internet reveals...

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January 28, 2015
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The president has discussed the issues of data privacy and cyber security several times recently, both during press conferences and the State of the Union address. He has put forth a handful of proposals to encourage more robust and more effective information sharing between the federal, state and local governments and organizations in private industry. While the goal of improved information sharing is a good one, there may be some flaws in these proposals.

Communications...

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October 3, 2014
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California law

California has toughened up its data disclosure law, pioneering legislation enacted in 2003 that directs companies and organizations to inform individuals when their personal data is compromised.

An amendment,...

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March 19, 2014
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Sound Off AvMedSpokeo

Two recent class action lawsuits are likely to have a ripple effect on third-party liability claims and coverages in the future.

AvMed...

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March 19, 2014
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Sound Off Shouting

Thousands of police officers are wearing small body cameras to record their dealings with the public, but the nationwide rollout raises privacy concerns.

A big reason why?...

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February 24, 2014
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A string of cyberattacks on retailers this year immediately following the Target data breach in 2013 has prompted the nation's leaders to act to protect the personal information of consumers. After major data breaches, Attorney General Eric Holder has pushed for a federal data breach notification law,...

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