Data Privacy & Cybersecurity

Recently, a staffing company agreed to, among other things, pay Massachusetts $230,000 to settle a lawsuit related to a data breach.  In December 2020, the staffing company learned that its network had been compromised.  It received communication from a third-party who encrypted files in the staffing company’s network and threatened to publicly release sensitive data. 

While many are beginning to turn their thoughts to the holidays—looking forward to attending office parties, enjoying time with family, or eating too much— data privacy and information management professionals do not have that luxury. Instead of sugar plums, our heads are full of opt-out options, thirty party disclosures, and privacy notices. Yes, the California