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News / July 24, 2017

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Data Privacy Monitor
When Obscurity Is Not a Defense
February 22, 2018
Many organizations facing a data-security incident struggle to understand how or why their organization was targeted in an attack. Most simply believe they are too small or too obscure to be targeted by malicious cyber actors. Even larger...
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Data Privacy Monitor
Recent OCR Newsletter Highlights Growing Cyber Extortion Threat for Healthcare Organizations
February 19, 2018
The OCR’s January 2018 newsletter details specific types of cyber extortion that healthcare organizations are currently encountering, including ransomware, denial of service attacks, distributed denial of service attacks and theft of...
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Copyright, Content, and Platforms
Important Copyright Protections for Software to be Addressed in Pending Federal Circuit Appeal
February 13, 2018
In December 2014, Cisco Systems, Inc. sued rival ethernet switch provider Arista Networks, Inc., for more than $300 million because it allegedly infringed Cisco’s copyrights in operating system software that manages Cisco switches...
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Data Privacy Monitor
Looking Back: The Federal Trade Commission Issues Annual Data Privacy Report for 2017
February 6, 2018
On Jan. 18, 2018, the Federal Trade Commission (FTC) published its Annual Privacy and Data Security Update. The update is helpful to businesses in that it recaps the efforts and areas of involvement the FTC has targeted in the past year as...
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Data Privacy Monitor
SAMHSA Updates Privacy Regulations to Reflect Advancements in Healthcare
January 31, 2018
On Jan. 3, 2018, the Substance Abuse and Mental Health Services Administration (SAMHSA) issued its final rule regarding the Confidentiality of Substance Use Disorder Patient Records Part 2. These changes become effective Feb. 2, 2018. As...
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