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The White House’s Revisions to its Breach Response Policy For Federal Agencies and Departments Also Affect Contractors

On January 3, 2017, the Obama Administration issued a memorandum to all executive departments and agencies setting for a comprehensive policy for handling breaches of personally identifiable information (the “Memorandum”), replacing earlier guidance. Importantly, the Memorandum also affects federal agency contractors as well as grant recipients. The Memorandum is not the first set of guidance … Continue Reading

The White House’s Cybersecuirty Legislative Proposal

Today the White House issued a Cybersecurity Legislative Proposal. The proposed legislation focuses on protecting the American people, the nation’s critical infrastructure, and the federal government’s computers and networks.  While legislation of this nature would simplify the breach reporting process for businesses, and overall streamline cybersecurity laws, a number of legislative attempts to do this have previously failed.  … Continue Reading

Social Security Number Protection Act of 2010

On December 18, 2010 President Obama signed into law the Social Security Number Protection Act of 2010. The law has two key components.  First, the law establishes that no Federal, State, or local agency may display the Social Security account number of any individuals or any derivative of such number, on any check issued for payment … Continue Reading

Federal Agencies Tighten Data Security Screws on Federal Contractors

Federal contractors are subject to numerous requirements under federal law and, as we have previously highlighted here, need to keep pace with changes in law and regulation.  Under the Federal Information Security Management Act of 2002 (FISMA) each federal agency is required to develop, document, and implement an agency-wide program to provide information security for … Continue Reading

Employers Go Green: Electronic On-Boarding – Personal Information and Other Challenges

In good and not-so-good economic times, the on-boarding process – recruiting, application, hiring and orientation – is critical for employers to attract and welcome new talent. In recent years, technology has enabled employers to perform all or a part of this process on-line, significantly increasing efficiency and reducing costs. Moving to a web-based on-boarding system, … Continue Reading
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