With the recent approval of the EU-US Privacy Shield framework and the ability to start filing online registrations on 1 August, many companies have questions about the advantages and disadvantages of Privacy Shield as compared to other cross-border transfer mechanisms to cover trans-Atlantic data flows.
The Directive on Security of Network and Information Systems (known as the NIS Directive) was published in the Official Journal of the European Union on July 19, 2016.
On 6th July, the UK Government published two independent reviews concerning data security and data sharing in the health and care system in England.
“Open Banking” is an emerging term in financial services / financial technology that refers, among other things, to the use of open application programming interfaces (“APIs“) enable third party developers to build applications and services around a financial institution.
We previously reported that Scottrade was hit with a class action case within 24 hours of notifying customers of a data breach [view related post].
Promptly following the sentencing of Christopher Correa [see related post] on July 18, 2016, Major League Baseball Commissioner Rob Manfred announced that Major League Baseball (MLB) is looking further into the hacking incident involving Houston Astros emails and information on players for evaluating potential draft picks.
Brexit Update: The Effect of Brexit On Data Transfers Between the United Kingdom and the European Union
With the United Kingdom having voted to leave the European Union (Brexit) on 23 June 2016, the free flow of personal data between the United Kingdom and EU and European Economic Area (EEA) countries is at risk.
This week, in Salt Lake City, lawmakers approved a bill that would allow Utah authorities (i.e., firefighters or law enforcement) to disable and down drones if they are being flown too close to wildfires.
Employers are increasingly being contacted by individuals, their insurance and payroll providers, the IRS and/or police about employees who are possibly involved in identity theft.
One might conclude that there had been a cyberattack after Southwest Airlines cancelled more than 700 flights on July 21, 2016, but Southwest claimed that the IT system failed and then “…the backup failed and then the restoration process also failed.