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.
We have become inured to the sight of people staring at their phones rather than engaging with one another or enjoying their real-life surroundings.
When you start needing longer arms to read restaurant menus in the candlelight, you might consider downloading a flashlight app to use with your reading glasses.
After more than two years of negotiations, on July 12, 2016, the European Commission formally adopted the EU-U.S. Privacy Shield (the “Privacy Shield”) framework as a valid mechanism for transfers of personal data from the EU to the U.S. Touting the Privacy Shield as “a robust new system to protect the personal data of Europeans and ensure legal certainty for businesses,” the European Commission released an Adequacy Decision, along with accompanying Annexes, concluding that “the United States ensures an adequate level of protection for personal data transferred under the EU-U.S. Privacy Shield from the Union to self-certified organizations in the United States.”
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