Tag Archives: Data Breach

California Court Says: “No Peek, No Breach” For Health Information Privacy

By: Aaron Krowne In a major recent case testing California’s medical information privacy law, part of the California Medical Information Act, or CMIA (California Civil Code § 56 et seq.), the Third District Court of Appeals in Sutter Health v. Superior Court held on July 21, 2014 that confidential information covered by the law must be…
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Florida’s New Law is Strong “Sunshine” for Data Breaches

By: Aaron Krowne On June 20, 2014, the Florida legislature passed SB 1524, the Florida Information Protection Act of 2014 (“FIPA”). The law updates Florida’s existing data breach law, creating one of the strongest laws in the nation protecting consumer personal data through the use of strict transparency requirements. FIPA applies to any entity with…
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How to Prepare For and Respond To A Cyber Attack: Have A Disaster Recovery Plan

Insider threats, hackers and cyber criminals are all after your data, and despite your best precautions, they may breach your systems. How should small and medium sized businesses prepare for a cyber incident or data breach? Cyber attacks are becoming more frequent, are more sophisticated, and can have devastating consequences. It is not enough for…
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The NIST Issues a Draft of the Long-anticipated Cybersecurity Framework

The drafting of the Framework was fueled by former Head of Homeland Security, Janet Napolitano’s warning that a “cyber 9/11 could happen imminently.” In recent years cyberattacks on this country’s financial industry and resource infrastructure, as well as on private banks and companies, have dramatically increased in frequency and severity. The National Institute of Standards…
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