Category Data Security & Privacy

Immigrants May Be Targets for Cybercriminals: What You Need to Know

Immigrants face many unique challenges in American society.  Despite being a country comprised primarily of the descendants of immigrants, persons arriving in the United States to start a new life often find that there are many barriers to their success.  Some obstacles may be inherent in moving to a new country, but others often serve to... Read More

EU Court Rejects Privacy Shield, EU/U.S. Initiates Discussion on Alternatives

  Privacy Shield, a program created by the U.S. Department of Commerce in conjunction with the European Union and Switzerland to help U.S. organizations conform to EU data privacy law when handling data, was invalidated in a decision by the Court of Justice of the European Union on July 16, 2020. The Court first ruled the Privacy Shield framework... Read More

Your Company Just Enabled a Remote Workplace. . . but is it Secure?

  The rapid spread of COVID-19 in the US has forced many companies to establish remote access to their systems in order to continue to operate. As an attorney working with clients on data security matters, I am seeing an uptick in compromised Microsoft Office 365 accounts as companies make the transition. Office 365 is a great platform that allows... Read More

Responding to a Breach Incident

Article written by BrownWinick 2019 Summer Law Clerk, Casey Sievert, and BrownWinick attorney, Brian McCormac With the growing number of data security incidents and the potential for bet-the-company sized risks, it is crucial to know how to navigate such an event. BrownWinick’s data security and privacy team specializes in helping businesses... Read More

Targeted Cyber Attacks are Rapidly Increasing in 2019

Your company, your vendors and suppliers, and your customers are currently under the biggest wave of cyber-attacks that I’ve seen since the internet was created. If you have not noticed this latest wave of attacks, your vendors and customers have or your company may simply not be aware that it has already been attacked. Along with being a... Read More

EEO-1 Pay Data Collection for 2017 and 2018

The Equal Employment Opportunity Commission (EEOC) announced that employers must report pay data for 2017 and 2018 by September 30, 2019.  Pay data must be collected and reported with respect to race, sex and ethnicity. While the details regarding how to upload the required data have not yet been released, employers with 100 or more employees or... Read More

Unifying GDPR With US Laws Compliance

Matt McKinney and Thomas Story were guest speakers on an international podcast - Data Security and Privacy with the Privacy Professor Rebecca Herold. The podcast was on "Unifying GDPR With US Laws Compliance."  Organizations are struggling to meet compliance with GDPR, US regulations and laws and all the other worldwide data protection legal... Read More

GDPR is Here-Is Your Business Ready?

When you think of Black Friday, you may cringe about stampeding customers seeking bargains the day after Thanksgiving.  However, Friday, May 25, 2018 brings an entirely different source of dread for businesses: compliance with the EU’s General Data Protection Regulation (“GDPR”).  You are not alone if your business is not ready for GDPR, as a... Read More