Tagged: data security

It is 2019 . . . Do You Know Where Your Data Is?

We are living in a rapidly changing world (trite, I know) where companies have to focus on data privacy and security for a variety of reasons.  Consumers and constituents are concerned about the safety and privacy of personal and financial information.  In this era of “sharing” and posting of private information, consumers and constituents have broad and reasonable expectations concerning their personal and financial information....

Sunshine, Disinfectant and SEC Guidance on Cybersecurity Disclosures

The fundamental principle of SEC’s market regulation is the power of sunshine, transparency and disclosure.  In other words, the SEC seeks to ensure that companies disclose important information to the public so that securities markets operate efficiently.  Whether the SEC has appropriately applied this principle in regulating the securities industry is a debate for another day.  The SEC, however, has used this policy goal to...

Data Privacy and Security – What is the Difference?

Lauren Connell, Managing Associate at The Volkov Law Group, rejoins us for a posting on data privacy and security. Lauren can be reached at lconnell@volkovlaw.com. The terms “Data Privacy and Security” are being thrown around a lot lately. Just recently, England’s health services and medical facilities were shut-down and the target of a ransom note (demanding, of course, payment in bitcoin) to access blocked files....

What Compliance Needs to Know About Data Privacy and Security

Lauren Connell, Managing Associate at The Volkov Law Group, rejoins us for a post on data privacy and compliance.  Lauren can be reached at lconnell@volkovlaw.com. You don’t have to be a tech-savvy computer genius to address the basics of data privacy. Like many areas which compliance departments oversee, asking the right question and getting the right internal controls in place are the most important first...