Tag Archives: data privacy

If You Don’t Know What GDPR Stands For, It’s Time to Find Out . . . .

The European Union’s General Data Protection Regulation (GDPR) became effective on May 25, 2018. Companies have been working to understand the significance of those new rules, and to determine their effect on US companies. The purpose of the GDPR is to harmonize certain data privacy laws within the European Union (including the UK, for now). … Continue Reading

Un-Safe Harbor Ahead: the Electronic Transfer of Personal Data has Hit Stormy Weather.

More than two years after the Edward Snowden leaks, the effects still linger. Most recently, those effects were felt on October 6, 2015, in a decision issued by the European Court of Justice (ECJ) which invalidated the U.S.-EU Safe Harbor Framework (“Safe Harbor”) – a decision which has companies that regularly transfer personal data from … Continue Reading

Once more into the (data privacy) breach. . . .!

This post is excerpted from an article Honored in the Breach: Employer Action Items for an Insurer Data Breach, written by Timothy G. Verrall (Houston), Stephen A. Riga (Indianapolis), and Danielle Vanderzanden (Boston), which appeared on Ogletree Deakins Blog. On February 5, 2015, Anthem Blue Cross and Blue Shield, one of the largest health insurers … Continue Reading