Data Privacy & Cybersecurity Blog Posts From May 2019
Blog: Legislative Alert: New Jersey Enacts Legislation to Expand Disclosure of Online Data Breaches
Date: May 31, 2019
Title: Legislative Alert: New Jersey Enacts Legislation to Expand Disclosure of Online Data Breaches
Summary: On May 10, 2019, New Jersey enacted Senate Bill 52 (SB 52). This bill, which will take effect on September 1, 2019, will require disclosure of data breaches that impact usernames, email addresses, and/or other account holder identifying information belonging to residents of the Garden State when combined with any password or security questions and answers....
Blog: Legislative Alert: Maryland Amends Data Breach Notification Law to Improve Incident Response
Date: May 16, 2019
Title: Legislative Alert: Maryland Amends Data Breach Notification Law to Improve Incident Response
Summary: On April 30, 2019, Maryland enacted an amendment to Maryland’s Personal Information Protection Act (Md. Code Ann. § 14-3504), which becomes effective on October 1, 2019. The amendment was introduced in response to a rise in consumer complaints about identity theft. ...
Blog: Legislative Alert: Alabama Passes Heightened Cybersecurity Standards for the Insurance Industry
Date: May 13, 2019
Title: Legislative Alert: Alabama Passes Heightened Cybersecurity Standards for the Insurance Industry
Summary: On May 1, 2019, Governor Kay Ivey signed Alabama S.B. 54 into law, making Alabama the latest state to pass a law mandating heightened standards within the insurance industry for cybersecurity and data privacy. The Insurance Information Security Program Requirement applies specifically to insurers and other entities licensed by the Alabama Department of Insurance....
Blog: Legislative Alert: Updates to Washington Breach Notification Statute Expected
Date: May 07, 2019
Title: Legislative Alert: Updates to Washington Breach Notification Statute Expected
Summary: Washington State will soon pass a law that will overhaul its data breach notification requirements, beginning in March 2020. House Bill 1071, which passed both of Washington’s legislative chambers, was presented to Governor Jay Inslee in late April, and the governor is widely expected to sign the bill into law. The bill includes four significant changes to Washington’s existing data breach notification requirements....
Blog: The Threat Sitting Next To You: Defending Cyber Insider Attacks
Date: May 03, 2019
Title: The Threat Sitting Next To You: Defending Cyber Insider Attacks
Summary: Each year, companies wisely invest in advanced perimeter security devices and software to secure their electronic data and thwart cyber attacks. Unfortunately, despite that well-reasoned approach, the greatest threat to data security may be someone within the organization’s own walls....