Privacy has been a hot political topic the last couple of months. President Obama proposed, among other things, that Congress enact the following.
According to a recent report groups in “China continue to target Western interests, but there has been a shift in focus from the theft of intellectual property to identity information” according to BusinessInsurance.com which drew these conclusions from a February 23, 2015 recent HP report entitled “HP Security Research, Cyber Risk Report 2015” which also stated.
On February 26, 2015, Jessica L. Rich, Director of the Bureau of Consumer Protection at the Federal Trade Commission, spoke at the BakerHostetler Symposium on Section 5 of the FTC Act on how the FTC approaches privacy and data security.
On 3 February, the Article 29 Data Protection Working Party published its ‘Cookie Sweep Combined Analysis – Report’.
In a recently-released Form 8-K filing announcing fourth quarter and year-end financial results, Target Corporation reported that expenses incurred in 2014 relating to its 2013 data breach totaled over $191 million.
On February 4, 2015, Anthem Inc. disclosed that as many as 80 million customers’ sensitive personal information may have been compromised by criminal hackers.
FINRA recently issued a Report on Cybersecurity Practices (“Report”), growing out of its targeted examination of firms last year.
Secretary in Germany Successfully Challenges Employer’s Monitoring…is Your Monitoring Program Defensible?
According to a report by Deutsche Welle, the German Federal Labor Court held that employers may monitor employees only when they have concrete suspicions of wrongdoing that are based on fact.