What is considered sensitive personal information?

Some privacy statutes explicitly reference “sensitive” or “special” categories of personal information. While such terms, when used, often include similar data types that are generally considered as raising greater privacy risks to data subjects if d...

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U.S. Updates Guidance on COVID Vaccine Mandates, Incentives, Privacy in Workplace

Federal employment laws do not prevent an employer from requiring all employees physically entering the workplace to be vaccinated for COVID-19, the Equal Employment Opportunity Commission (EEOC) has affirmed. Also, employers may offer incentives for...

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Cyber Insurers Hike Rates

U.S. insurers offering cyber coverage have been implementing significant pricing and underwriting actions in 2021 in response to a spike in cyber claims, according to Fitch Ratings. Fitch predicts that immediate improvement is unlikely this year from...

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The Importance of Corporate Policyholders Assessing Their Cyber Risk

The high-profile cyberattack on Colonial Pipeline Company is a poignant reminder of the new and ever-evolving risks corporate policyholders face. In addition to the risk of loss or damage from conventional causes, such as physical damage to property ...

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The Scourge of Ransomware

There are stories every day about new threat actor groups and their victims. There are task forces, law enforcement initiatives, discussions by legislators about laws to help address the problem, and real-world impact from operational disruption (suc...

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