Protecting Your Vote: 2020 Election Security
202010.28
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Protecting Your Vote: 2020 Election Security

Protecting Your Vote: 2020 Election Security I. Election Interference in the United States  Doubts about a fair and secure U.S. election on November 3, 2020 are at an all-time high.  According to an August 2020 Pew Research Foundation survey, a majority of American voters believe that foreign governments will try to influence the 2020 election….

California Privacy Update: CA Legislature Passes Bills Regulating Health and Genetic Privacy
202009.15
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California Privacy Update: CA Legislature Passes Bills Regulating Health and Genetic Privacy

The California legislature recently passed several privacy-related bills, including Assembly Bill 713 (AB 713) and Senate Bill 980 (SB 980). AB 713 amends the California Consumer Privacy Act (CCPA) to exempt specific health information from the CCPA. SB 980, or the Genetic Information Privacy Act (the “Act”), creates data privacy and security compliance obligations for…

Swiss Data Commissioner Downgrades U.S. for Inadequate Personal Data Protection
202009.09
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Swiss Data Commissioner Downgrades U.S. for Inadequate Personal Data Protection

Following a reassessment of the Swiss-U.S. Privacy Shield framework, Adrian Lobsiger, the Federal Data Protection and Information Commissioner of Switzerland (Commissioner), has downgraded the U.S. ranking in terms of its data protection practices. The Commissioner concluded in his policy paper of September 8, 2020, that the Swiss-U.S. Privacy Shield, does not provide “adequate protection under certain circumstances.”  

Remote Work: Privacy & Security Best Practices
202008.13
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Remote Work: Privacy & Security Best Practices

The emergence of COVID-19 has pushed many organizations to implement a remote workforce policy by necessity. While working remotely has its benefits, remote workers can bring added security risks to an organization of any size. Many cybercriminals are targeting remote workers, as the security measures used in remote working environments can be much easier to…

Mitigating Vendor Privacy & Security Risks During Pandemic
202006.22
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Mitigating Vendor Privacy & Security Risks During Pandemic

In the wake of COVID-19, many organizations found themselves transitioning to the remote world of telework. Just months later, as states begin lifting precautionary stay-at-home orders, organizations find themselves straddling the transition back to work-as-usual in a COVID-19 conscious world, as well as balancing continued telework operations. As organizations strive to reboot day-to-day physical operations,…

Growth of Online Meeting Platforms and Online Security Issues
202006.12
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Growth of Online Meeting Platforms and Online Security Issues

Online meeting platform use has surged due to events that have unfolded over the past few months, making digital communication an integral part of many day to day business operations.  Many organizations discovered that online meeting platforms can provide a convenient form of communication and collaboration between team members operating in telework environments. However, along…

202006.03
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U.S. Return to Work Checklist

Click here to access our U.S. Return to Work Checklist addressing workplace safety obligations, anti-discrimination obligations, employee accommodation and leave obligations, data protection and privacy obligations, and record retention obligations for employers as they bring employees back to work as state “Stay at Home” orders related to COVID-19 are lifted.

Hannah Zimmerman Discusses the Future of Biometric Payments in MarketWatch Article
201909.11
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Hannah Zimmerman Discusses the Future of Biometric Payments in MarketWatch Article

A future where facial recognition, fingerprints, and other biometrics are used for payments without needing a credit card, smartwatch, or mobile phone to facilitate the payment may not be too far off.  Fey LLC’s Hannah Zimmerman was interviewed for a MarketWatch article, Silicon Valley’s Final Frontier for Mobile Payments – ‘The Neoliberal Takeover of the…

Client Alert: Compliance Dates for New State Privacy and Security Laws Quickly Approaching
201907.30
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Client Alert: Compliance Dates for New State Privacy and Security Laws Quickly Approaching

In the past two years, a flurry of states have enacted laws and amendments to laws governing businesses’ collection, use, sharing, and protection of consumers’ personal information, including the SHIELD Act (SHIELD Act or Act) in New York, amendments to Nevada’s Security and Privacy of Personal Information Law, and the California Consumer Protection Act (CCPA). …

DoD Contractor Update: New Cybersecurity Standards & Security Expenses as Allowable Costs
201906.28
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DoD Contractor Update: New Cybersecurity Standards & Security Expenses as Allowable Costs

The Department of Defense (DoD) announced this month that it will be implementing new contractor cybersecurity standards by January of 2020.   The new standards, known as the Cybersecurity Maturity Model Certification (CMMC), will have five maturity levels, ranging from “basic” cyber hygiene to “state-of-the-art,” and will incorporate guidance from the National Institute of Standards and…