Dealing with Federal Trade Commission (“FTC”) cyber security standards can be a daunting task, as the FTC enforces cyber security issues under Section 5 of the Federal Trade Commission Act, which prohibits “deceptive” and “unfair” business practices generally. Beyond that general mandate, however, there are no hard-and-fast guidelines as to what the FTC considers to be “reasonable” by way of cyber security efforts a company may have taken before a breach. Indeed, the FTC has pointed to at least seven different sources of information as to what a company should do to keep customer and employee data safe:
HSE Labor and Employment attorneys Amy L. Hemenway and Benjamin E. Mudrick discussed the Department of Labor's May 18th final rule implementing changes to the tests to qualify for the white collar exemptions from overtime under the federal Fair Labor Standards Act.
On May 18, 2016, the U.S. Department of Labor announced a final rule calling for changes to the regulations governing the three white collar (executive, administrative and professional) exemptions from overtime under the federal Fair Labor Standards Act. The final rule, which follows a proposed rule issued in July 2015, takes effect December 1, 2016.
HSE Partner and Chair of HSE's Privacy and Data Security Practice F. Paul Greene featured as part of the "Ask the Expert" Panel at the upcoming Upstate New York Regional Cybersecurity Forum.
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