Tag: personal information

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Recruiting Scams to Watch Out For

During this time of high unemployment, scammers go into overdrive. When people are in need of work, they’re more likely to fall for common scams. This is especially true for scams that claim to offer work-from-home opportunities—something in high demand for those who cannot return to their previous line of work at the moment.

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Online Security in the Age of Increased Remote Workers

As diagnosed cases of the coronavirus increase globally, “social distancing” and “flattening the curve” have entered the common lexicon—and earned hashtag status in the United States. Many companies are doing their part to support government directives by encouraging employees to work from home.

My family and personal life are integral parts of who I am

This week’s Oswald Letter is a guest post from Elizabeth Petersen, Simplify Compliance’s Chief People and Strategy Officer. by Elizabeth Petersen Less than 10 minutes into the interview, I knew I was bombing. I was fresh out of college, interviewing for a “stretch” position as a program manager at a prestigious teaching hospital. I was […]

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New Oregon data security law takes effect January 1

by Joanna Perini-Abbott Oregon’s expanded data breach law will take effect January 1, making two significant changes to the old law—a notification requirement and a change in the definition of “personal information.”  Like the old law, the new law requires businesses that maintain personal information digitally, including information about employees, to notify Oregon residents whose […]

BYOD: privacy issues for Canadian employers

by Lorene A. Novakowski Bring Your Own Device, or BYOD, programs are increasingly popular in Canada, as they are in the United States. Under a BYOD program, employers require or expect employees to use their own mobile devices for business purposes. The practice raises privacy concerns as well as concerns about ownership of company data […]

Delaware businesses get new recordkeeping obligations

by Molly DiBianca and Lauren Russell Delaware’s new law related to the safe destruction of documents containing personal identifying information will take effect on January 1. The law requires commercial entities to take all reasonable steps to destroy a consumer’s personal identifying information within the business’s custody and control when the information is no longer […]