Tag: data privacy

Safety Resources: What Today’s HR Leaders Need to Know About Workplace Violence

While corporate security experts are instrumental in helping to prevent workplace violence, HR professionals play a critical role in preventing and mitigating threats in the workplace. With that in mind, HR decision-makers need to keep their finger on the pulse of a rapidly evolving threat landscape, appreciating where new and elevated threats are coming from […]

HR Strategies for Ensuring Patient Data Privacy

According to an American Medical Association survey, “Nearly 75% of people are concerned about protecting the privacy of their health data.” It’s scary to think the wrong person could get ahold of such personal information and misuse it, but it’s happened. Data breaches have affected millions of patients, hence the hesitation to trust healthcare facilities […]


Cyberthieves Use Pandemic to Pry, Pounce on Your Data

As COVID-19 spreads around the globe, cybersecurity and data privacy risks are expanding for employers. Read on to learn some simple steps you can take to address and mitigate the dangers.


Monitoring Best Practices: How to Oversee a Hybrid Workforce Without Compromise

The coronavirus pandemic is redefining business agility, requiring companies to adapt their workforce to remain competitive. Specifically, this means that everyone—from the majority of small business owners to many of the biggest tech companies—is preparing to accommodate a hybrid workforce, including on-site, remote, and distributed employees, for the foreseeable future.


How GDPR Is Creating Challenges for Employers

Earlier this year, the European Union’s General Data Protection Regulation (GDPR) went into effect. If you are a U.S.-based company, you may be tempted to say, “So what?” But the GDPR’s reach is personal as opposed to geographic. In other words, the GDPR provides protections to individuals, specifically E.U. citizens, no matter where they are […]


Are You at Risk of a Data Breach Lawsuit?

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.

Common-sense Steps Can Reduce Privacy Risks From Mobile Devices

The proliferation of mobile devices has blurred the line between employer and employee information, and created new threats to sensitive data that are all too well chronicled. But common-sense steps can still be taken to minimize these risks without stifling the usefulness of these new tools, two data privacy and security experts said in a […]

Early communication about data mishaps saves employers’ cash and reputations

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 […]

Employer Sues to Block State’s Demand for Health Plan Data

An insurance company recently sued the state of Vermont to block its attempt to get details on the employees and family members enrolled in the company’s group health plan, and the actual claims they’ve submitted. Vermont health care regulators want this information for a database designed to measure and improve the quality of health care […]