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  • Personal Injury Coverage Does not Apply to Data Breach
    Wed, 26 Feb 2014 14:19:44 -0800
    According to a Law360 report, Sony Units Denied Coverage For Suits Tied To Cyber Attack (subscription required), a New York state judge ruled last Friday in the Zurich v. Sony insurance litigation that the stealing of consumer information through a cyber attack did not constitute “personal&nbs...
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  • FTC Calls for National Data Security Standards as Proposed Legislation Stalls
    Tue, 25 Feb 2014 15:20:08 -0800
    In congressional testimony, the Federal Trade Commission’s Chairwoman, Edith Ramirez, recently reiterated the FTC’s call for stronger data security laws, while federal legislation concerning data security and breach notification remains in limbo. Although the FTC is the nation’s le...
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  • Assessing Cyber Threats - The Blind Spot Between Perception and Realty
    Tue, 04 Feb 2014 09:47:58 -0800
    A recent survey by the Ponemon Institute entitled, “Cyber Security Incident Response: Are We as Prepared as We Think?,” suggests that many companies lack the mechanisms to meaningfully address cyber risk. Among the survey’s findings: Although companies recognize that bett...
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  • Same Sex Harassment Is Actionable, California Court of Appeal Affirms
    Mon, 31 Mar 2014 19:33:07 +0000
    In Lewis v. City of Benicia, the First Appellate District affirmed once again that in California, same-sex harassment is actionable. Brian Lewis, a volunteer and later paid intern at the City of Benecia’s water treatment plan, claimed he was sexually harassed by two male supervisors (Hickman a...
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  • Watch Out Employers: Changing Benefits During a Union Election Carries Risks
    Fri, 21 Mar 2014 18:27:59 +0000
    by Ali Reza Mokhtari Fox In Woodcrest Health Care Center and 119 SEIU, United Healthcare Workers Eastt, the NLRB ruled that an employer violated federal labor laws by improving health care benefits for some employees while declining to extend such improvements to those employees eligible to vote...
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  • Compliance: Employers closely watching Supreme Court’s ruling in Canning
    Mon, 17 Mar 2014 18:46:15 +0000
    The Court’s ruling will likely define the scope of the president’s recess appointments power for future administrations. It’s easy to identify recess in an elementary school day: The bell rings, the kids tumble out of class and the yard fills with playful shrieks and laughter. Not so with Cong...
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