On March 21, 2020, the data security provisions of New York’s Stop Hacks and Improve Electronic Data Security Act went into effect. The SHIELD Act requires any person or business owning or licensing computerized data that includes the private information of a resident of New York to implement and maintain reasonable safeguards to protect the security, confidentiality and integrity of the private information.
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In the final segment of our three-part podcast series by Never Stop Learning, Hunton partner Lisa Sotto and Eric Friedberg of Stroz Friedberg and Aon’s Cyber Solutions Group discuss practical solutions in preparing for a cyber incident.
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In part two of our podcast by Never Stop Learning, Hunton partner Lisa Sotto and Eric Friedberg of Stroz Friedberg and Aon’s Cyber Solutions Group discuss the fragmented nature of data security law in the U.S. and abroad, and explore the timeline of a breach event.
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On November 7, 2019, the Office for Civil Rights of the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services announced a $1.6 million civil penalty imposed against the Texas Health and Human Services Commission for violations of HIPAA Privacy and Security Rules.
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