Do you remember when the Target store data breach made news? This was not that long ago, and yet, five years later we’ve arguably become immune to the news.
Take Facebook’s latest snafu — 50 million accounts compromised. And yet, it hardly made headlines for a 24 hour period.
Heck, even the U.S. State Department has had personal information about its employees breached in the last month — though “only” one percent may have been affected – so…yawn.
Have we become that immune to such breaches at this point? Perhaps.
But that doesn’t mean that employers can let their guard down. Indeed, I would argue that new laws and regulations (including one in California) are making the job of employers even more challenging.
I’ll be talking about all of this at my firm’s upcoming Labor & Employment Seminar later this month with my colleague Ashley Marshall. It’s scheduled for October 25th at the Hartford Marriott.
Here’s the formal program:
If You Collect It, You Must Protect It: Dealing with Employee Data Privacy Issues
Presenters: Daniel A. Schwartz and Ashley L. Marshall
Cyberattacks are on the rise and employers must take the necessary steps to protect employee data. This session will address data protection worries of human resources and review state and federal laws and regulations pertaining to workplace privacy, including the Personnel Files Act, GDPR, California statutes, and HIPAA complaint releases.
We’ve got several other topics being tackled too. We are probably only a few days away from selling out so be sure to sign up for this complimentary seminar today.