On February 6, HSE Privacy and Data Security Practice Group Head F. Paul Greene presented on Greater Rochester Enterprise’s “Eyes on the Future” program. Paul, joined by Brian Hedges of Mengel Metzger Barr and Mike McCartney of Digits LLC, discussed why it is crucial for all companies, regardless of size, to take steps to protect their data. Paul also stressed pre-breach planning as key to mitigating risk when systems are compromised.
The Federal Trade Commission (“FTC”) recently issued a report, entitled, Big Data: A Tool for Inclusion or Exclusion? Understanding the Issues (the “Report”), which is intended to guide companies involved in the commercial use of big data consisting of consumer information.
With different and sometimes conflicting state data breach notification statutes, it was nearly inevitable that 2016 would see changes to the notification rules. Below is a quick summary of some of the bigger changes those who deal with Personally Identifiable Information: