In Issue 3 of Mandiant’s Cyber Snapshot, WRVB Cybersecurity and Data Privacy Practice Group Leader Beth Waller explains the nuances of incident response (IR) coverage and urges careful examination of specimen policies before you buy. “A careful read of your… Read more
In an article published on March 3 on Law.com, Beth Waller discusses the similarities and differences between California and Virginia data privacy laws. Virginia’s Consumer Data Protection Act (VCDPA), which went into effect on January 1, 2023, provides Virginia residents… Read more
A patient surfs a hospital system’s website and reads an article about depression and anxiety. The patient then searches the hospital’s website for mental health providers in the area. A few hours later, the patient logs into her social media… Read more
A strong cybersecurity program can help defend against cyber attacks and protect sensitive patient data. Thanks to a 2021 amendment of the HITECH Act, when a breach occurs, it can also reduce enforcement penalties. The amendment affords regulatory protection to… Read more
Generally, biometric privacy laws seek to protect the unique attributes of human beings that could be leveraged to access sensitive information about them, such as fingerprints and the measurements utilized for facial recognition technologies. Illinois has emerged as a… Read more
Ransomware has been one of the top cyber threats in the past several years. Thanks to the WannaCry attack of 2017 and others, most people have heard of this type of cyber threat, but many do not know how it… Read more
Creating passwords needs to be a challenge, not for you to remember but for others to guess. Yet, the digital world is changing. A single sign-on password is pretty easy for unsavory characters to hack. Statistics indicate in 2021, there… Read more
January 1, 2023, is now a more ominous deadline in the data privacy compliance world. Privacy professionals have been watching California’s 2022 legislative session to see whether California Consumer Privacy Act (CCPA) exemptions for employee data and business-to-business communications would… Read more
In an opinion released on March 10, 2022, California Attorney General Rob Bonta addressed the applicability of the “right to know” under the California Consumer Privacy Act (CCPA) (pdf) to internal inferences that organizations develop about individuals. The opinion clarified… Read more
This month, the Securities and Exchange Commission (SEC) proposed new cybersecurity disclosure rules for publicly traded companies. The comment period is ongoing, but the take-away for public companies is immediate: a public company (no matter how large or small) needs… Read more
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