Australia Takes Steps to Tighten Data Security Laws

Australia has recently taken significant action in the realm of data security that will potentially have global impact. In December 2018, the Australian Competition and Consumer Commission (“ACCC”) released recommendations on ways big technology companies can improve data security.

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How the FTC’s Next Moves will Impact Pending and Future Cyber Security Disputes

Privacy protection is an issue that will always be at the forefront of the legal world. Consumers expect that companies will protect their medical and other private identifying information. While the increase in digital data makes business dealings more efficient in many ways, it also unfortunately heightens the potential risk for privacy breaches. For decades, the Federal Trade Commission (“FTC”) has investigated and remedied privacy issues. While the FTC does not have explicit authority to regulate data privacy, it generally relies on Section 5 of the FTC Act to assert such authority. This lets the agency look into companies that engage in “unfair and deceptive acts and practices” relating to commerce.

Filed under: cybersecurity

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What to Look for in a Middle Office Services Provider

Many sources will offer advice on what to look for in a legal services provider. Features to look for include company longevity, client references, expertise with your size law firm and practices, reasonable costs, and quality control guarantees.

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You’ve Been Data Breached – Is the Government Your Friend or Foe?

When you've been the victim of a data breach, you would think your immediate action is call the appropriate law enforcement authorities. Yet many organizations choose not to call the authorities. While many argue the benefits of involving the proper authorities outweighs the risk, there are reasons companies chose to keep the breach out of the hands of the government. Read on for some pros and cons for each side of the coin.

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