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No rest for the weary: cybersecurity and privacy enforcement actions heat up

A recent wave of cybersecurity and privacy enforcement actions cautions businesses dealing in personal data to strengthen their security and compliance plans. The New York Department of Financial Services recently announced its first enforcement action under its cybersecurity regulation. The California Attorney General began enforcement-related inquiries under the newly enacted...

FinCEN advisory highlights increased cybercrime risks during COVID-19

FinCEN Advisory Zeroes in on Opportunistic Cybercrime During the COVID-19 Pandemic: Cybercriminals are hard at work taking advantage of weaknesses in remote processing; FinCEN issues Advisory highlighting red flags that compliance officers should be familiar with to help shore up compliance gaps; Advisory issuance signals possible increased attention by FinCEN on these crimes and...

Your quarterly privacy & cybersecurity update

Welcome to the eighth edition of Updata! Updata is an international report produced by Eversheds Sutherland’s dedicated Privacy and Cybersecurity team – it provides you with a compilation of key privacy and cybersecurity regulatory and legal developments from the past quarter. This edition covers April to June 2020 and is full of newsworthy items from our team members around the globe,...

Coronavirus – Data Protection considerations for alternative communication platforms – Global

Because of coronavirus, more and more companies are closing down their locations and relocating business operations to home offices. As a result, the way of communication among employees is changing. While the latest technology greatly facilitates these remote communications, there are important privacy and cybersecurity considerations, which we discuss in this article. Learn...

Cybersecurity and coronavirus—Guarding against hackers in this heightened risk environment

Hackers thrive amidst confusion and distraction, so it is important that with all the focus on coronavirus, companies—including their lawyers—remain on guard against cyber attacks. This Alert provides a series of quick, simple and crucial steps companies can take to improve cyber preparedness and response, including: Ensure employees are reminded of the critical need for cyber hygiene,...

Accessibility—The hidden A in the CCPA

In the scramble to come into compliance before the January 1, 2020, deadline, companies may have overlooked a key—and potentially costly—requirement in the California Consumer Privacy Act (CCPA). Under the draft regulations to the CCPA, businesses are required to ensure that their internal and external notice and privacy policies are reasonably accessible to individuals with...

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