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2018’s Biggest Data Privacy News Stories

2018’s Biggest Data Privacy News Stories As the year draws to a close, we wanted to take a moment to review the biggest data privacy news stories of 2018 and discuss what we can learn from them as we move into the new year. 1.   Europe’s GDPR Probably the biggest2018’s Biggest Data Privacy News Stories As the year draws to a close, we wanted to take a moment to review the biggest data privacy news stories of 2018 and discuss what we can learn from them as we move into the new year. 1.   Europe’s GDPR Probably the biggest

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How to Manage Data Breaches Under GDPR

How to Manage Data Breaches Under GDPR In recent weeks, we have posted about the requirements of personal data protection under Europe’s General Data Protection Regulation (GDPR) that companies must now follow. Today we will look into what a company must do in the event of a data breach underHow to Manage Data Breaches Under GDPR In recent weeks, we have posted about the requirements of personal data protection under Europe’s General Data Protection Regulation (GDPR) that companies must now follow. Today we will look into what a company must do in the event of a data breach under

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Top Data Breaches of 2018: Hackers Find New Methods

We periodically update this post with recent data breach statistics. Now that we’re into 2018, it’s time to look at the top security breaches in 2018, plus review 2017 and previous years. At Revision Legal, we know that cyber-attacks are a constant threat. The number of data breaches is largeWe periodically update this post with recent data breach statistics. Now that we’re into 2018, it’s time to look at the top security breaches in 2018, plus review 2017 and previous years. At Revision Legal, we know that cyber-attacks are a constant threat. The number of data breaches is large

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Facebook and the GDPR: Why Your Company Needs To Be Prepared

Data privacy is a big deal right now. Facebook is the latest company facing lawsuits and a PR nightmare related to the way they handled their customer’s data. However, Facebook is not the only company that needs to re-think its privacy related policies. The current data issues that Facebook isData privacy is a big deal right now. Facebook is the latest company facing lawsuits and a PR nightmare related to the way they handled their customer’s data. However, Facebook is not the only company that needs to re-think its privacy related policies. The current data issues that Facebook is

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Can Your Business be Liable for an Employee’s Intentional Data Leak?

Many businesses are acutely aware of the dangers of a data leak that can result from the breaching of networks, computer hacks, malware, and computer espionage. These cyber threats are external threats, but businesses must also be increasingly wary of INTERNAL threats coming from vengeful and vindictive employees and ex-employees.Many businesses are acutely aware of the dangers of a data leak that can result from the breaching of networks, computer hacks, malware, and computer espionage. These cyber threats are external threats, but businesses must also be increasingly wary of INTERNAL threats coming from vengeful and vindictive employees and ex-employees.

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7 Reasons to Read FTC’s 2017 Privacy & Data Security Update

The Federal Trade Commission (“FTC”) recently released its 2017 Annual Privacy and Data Security Update (click here; for the direct link to the Update, click here and then click on the PDF link provided). We see seven compelling reasons to read the 2017 FTC Update and to take data breachesThe Federal Trade Commission (“FTC”) recently released its 2017 Annual Privacy and Data Security Update (click here; for the direct link to the Update, click here and then click on the PDF link provided). We see seven compelling reasons to read the 2017 FTC Update and to take data breaches

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10 Data Security Management Tips to Prevent a Data Breach

You may never suffer a data breach, but that doesn’t mean you shouldn’t know how to prevent one. With the number and severity of data breaches rising every year, it is clear that all of us, from the biggest to the smallest company, could brush up on our data securityYou may never suffer a data breach, but that doesn’t mean you shouldn’t know how to prevent one. With the number and severity of data breaches rising every year, it is clear that all of us, from the biggest to the smallest company, could brush up on our data security

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Avoiding Data Breaches: Lessons From Regulations

In January of 2017, an amendment to the Federal Acquisitions Regulation (“FAR”) went into effect related to protecting private personal information and requiring privacy training for all federal government contractors. The regulations were issued pursuant to The Privacy Act of 1974. 5 U.S.C. § 552a. The Privacy Act governs federalIn January of 2017, an amendment to the Federal Acquisitions Regulation (“FAR”) went into effect related to protecting private personal information and requiring privacy training for all federal government contractors. The regulations were issued pursuant to The Privacy Act of 1974. 5 U.S.C. § 552a. The Privacy Act governs federal

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Yes, Your Business Needs a Data Protection Officer

On May 28, 2018, new data protections laws and regulations go into effect for the European Union (“EU”). See recent news report here. The new regulations are called the General Data Protection Regulation (“GDPR”). See the full GDPR here. The EU is getting serious about punishing companies that suffer dataOn May 28, 2018, new data protections laws and regulations go into effect for the European Union (“EU”). See recent news report here. The new regulations are called the General Data Protection Regulation (“GDPR”). See the full GDPR here. The EU is getting serious about punishing companies that suffer data

SIM Swap Scams Targeting Cryptocurrency Investors

SIM swap scams are nothing new. Telecommunications providers such as Verizon, AT&T, T-Mobile, and Sprint have been aware for over ten years that unauthorized third parties regularly attempt to obtain access to customer subscriber accounts to gain control over a customer’s SIM card. Hackers Gaining Account Control By gaining controlSIM swap scams are nothing new. Telecommunications providers such as Verizon, AT&T, T-Mobile, and Sprint have been aware for over ten years that unauthorized third parties regularly attempt to obtain access to customer subscriber accounts to gain control over a customer’s SIM card. Hackers Gaining Account Control By gaining control