Business owners and employers know they need to comply with privacy laws, but the scope of the compliance has expanded. In the past, organizations created general privacy policies, posted them on their websites, and went about their business. Today, privacy compliance requires more. Organizations must complete both external and internal tasks to create a successful […]
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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.
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.
In the quest for better employee health, it’s time to equip workers with tools that provide actionable personal information.
Are you ready for a data breach? Is your business prepared to address the potential data loss if a hacker infiltrates the network server housing your customers’ personal information?
A bill giving employers an extra year to comply with much of the sweeping new California Consumer Privacy Act (CCPA) was recently signed by Governor Gavin Newsom (D). This amendment (AB 25) to the CCPA postpones most, but not all, employer obligations under the law until January 1, 2021.
Every state in the Union now has some type of law in place requiring companies to notify affected individuals of a data breach involving their information. South Dakota and Alabama, the final holdouts, enacted such measures in March.
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 […]
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 […]
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 […]