Companies Are Making Cybersecurity a Top Priority 14:24, October 3, 2016

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Author: Douglas Kelly

Cybersecurity, also known as data security, is the top compliance priority of major corporations and organizations. In its 2016 Compliance & Risk Report: CCO’s Under Scrutiny, global law firm DLA Piper, which advises companies on cybersecurity matters, encapsulated survey results of 78 in-house counsel and compliance officers. By far, the most universal compliance risks identified were […]

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As previously reported, the Federal Trade Commission (FTC) found LabMD’s data security practices to be an unfair practice that violated federal consumer laws. It marked one of the first times that the FTC has ruled on the harm to consumers (the focus of the FTC) caused by improper data security measures. However, the arguably novel […]

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Like many industries, the medical field is no stranger to compliance. While its compliance issues may seem inapplicable to industries like tech and banking, we have covered recent developments that provide best practices for all organizations in three main areas: data security, sexual harassment, and conflicts of interest. HIPAA Compliance Prevents Ransomware Attacks According the […]

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The Equal Employment Opportunity Commission (EEOC) released its Enforcement Guidance on Retaliation and Related Issues in August 2016. Retaliation occurs when an employer punishes an employee for engaging in protected activity, such as complaints of sexual harassment. Employment lawyer and blogger Eric B. Meyer summarizes the key points of retaliation in the workplace in his […]

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Large businesses lean heavily on technology. Data analytics, through the use of big data and even robots (artificial intelligence (“AI”)), is a popular way to supplement decisions with a certain amount of accuracy, facts, and evidence. However, it is not a panacea for biased or unethical decisions– a responsibility that lays squarely in human hands. […]

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Sexual harassment is, unfortunately, still common in the United States, as shown by data from the Equal Employment Opportunity Commission (EEOC). It is also a global concern, as shown by recent interpretation of sexual harassment law in India. This post touches upon Indian law and policy to provide insight into United States sexual harassment law. The […]

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A lot of effort goes into LawRoom’s online compliance training. Instructional design, thoughtful research, clear writing, practical compliance, and coding are minimum inputs. Course design is another critical input to effective instruction, as shown by research on the aesthetic-usability effect. One of our course designers and animator, Jenna Strange, is here to answer questions on […]

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When asked to imagine his daughter, Ivanka Trump, being treated in the workplace like Roger Ailes allegedly treated women (i.e. sexual harassment), Republican Presidential Nominee Donald Trump told USA Today: “I would like to think [Ivanka] would find another career or find another company if that was the case.” Par for course, Trump’s comment spawned […]

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There is no shortage of articles telling us great ways to improve workplace culture, the intangible cultural fabric that defines and propels an organization’s mission, talent, strategy, and profitability. Both the volume and thrust of the literature suggests the importance of creating a solid workplace culture. One element that is not emphasized enough is including […]

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Airbnb announced it is hiring Former US Attorney General Eric Holder in a robust campaign to stop bias and discrimination. By analyzing their efforts, companies can find real examples of what it takes to tackle discrimination and bias both in the workplace and in modern society. The Problem While the United States has come a […]

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