Question: We were notified that there was a breach of HIPAA at one of the vendors we use. The vendor did follow proper protocol and written notices of the breach were sent to all of the employees. My question, is there any additional requirements for employers in this situation? Answer from the experts at HR […]
With data security concerns at an all-time high after the global “WannaCry” ransomware hack in May 2017, you may be wondering if you need to do more to protect your employees’ and customers’ personal information.
Terminated employees who sue often file claims for unlawful discrimination and breach of the covenant of good faith and fair dealing. Recently, the Alaska Supreme Court analyzed how a claim for breach of the covenant of good faith and fair dealing relates to a disability discrimination claim. The court also considered when evidence is sufficient […]
The unprecedented rate of Health Insurance Portability and Accountability Act (HIPAA) settlements so far in 2017 continued with a $2.5 million agreement reached between the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services (HHS) and a wireless health services provider.
by Mary B. Andersen, CEBS, ERPA, QPA ‘Lost in Space” was a popular television series in the 1960s. Sabotage by crew member Dr. Zachary Smith threw the ship off course and launched endless adventures. Today’s equivalent of Dr. Smith is an unauthorized computer hacker who breaks into data security systems and wreaks havoc on confidential […]
by Eduard Goodman, chief privacy officer for IDT911 When it comes to cybersecurity, two factors are coming together in a worrying way. One lurks in the results of a survey, conducted by the Association of Corporate Counsel, that shows employee error is the leading cause of data breaches. The other was revealed in research carried […]
In an open letter to customers earlier this year, Apple® CEO Tim Cook wrote, “All that information needs to be protected from hackers and criminals who want to access it, steal it, and use it without our knowledge or permission.”
Yesterday’s Advisor presented the first five tips about information protocols related to Sarbanes-Oxley; today’s issue presents the final five:
As the public grows somewhat used to data breaches, simply having to acknowledge one might no longer be devastating to customer relationships, but how and when to communicate remains critical to damage control, a data security expert said in a recent webinar. In 2005 or 2006, when customers would be notified of a breach, “many would […]
by Brian Smeenk On June 30, 2008, new human rights legislation in Ontario came into force. The new regime radically changes the way in which human rights complaints are dealt with in Ontario. Employers, employees, and unions are watching closely to see how well the new system works. 1. Complainants given direct access to tribunal […]