Recent large fines indicate that enforcement of consumer data privacy, under the General Data Protection Regulation (GDPR), is a priority for regulators. The GDPR creates mandatory rules for how companies must use and protect personal data, including any information that could identify a living person directly or indirectly, such as name, phone number, or address.Read More
New York's Department of Financial Services (NYDFS) recently announced that it has launched a dedicated "Cybersecurity Division." According to the press release, the new unit is the "first of its kind to be established at a banking or insurance regulator" and will “protect New York’s financial services industry and consumers from the ever-growing threat of cyberattacks.”Read More
The bottom line hasn’t ceased to be important for modern businesses. If a company spends money, it will want to know if the investment was worthwhile.
Investing in a new technology? Launching a new marketing campaign? Devoting resources to research and development? The people in charge of these efforts and others must be ready to prove a return on investment and how the overall organization benefited before and after the project.Read More
When most people hear the term workplace harassment, many may think of sexual harassment. This association isn’t surprising—sexual harassment remains a major problem worldwide in organizations of all sizes. McDonald’s recent problems reinforce how, even after #MeToo, employees struggle at work because of their gender.Read More
The Federal Trade Commission (FTC) and Department of Justice (DOJ) earlier this year announced a settlement order that requires Facebook to pay an unprecedented $5 billion civil penalty—the most ever imposed in an FTC case and among the largest civil penalties ever obtained by the federal government.Read More