Why did Lifespan Health face such a stiff HIPAA penalty for a stolen laptop? (publication)

Many thanks to HealthcareITNews for publishing my recent article Why did Lifespan Health face such a stiff HIPAA penalty for a stolen laptop? HHS is trying to get companies to comply with the law and, more broadly, their obligation to protect the sensitive information that people have entrusted to them. We have handled numerous cases … Continue reading Why did Lifespan Health face such a stiff HIPAA penalty for a stolen laptop? (publication)

Shawn Tuma Elected as Chair of TX State Bar Computer & Technology Section

Spencer Fane attorney Shawn Tuma was recently named as Chair of the Texas Bar Association Computer and Technology Section. As Chair, Shawn will help — Read on http://www.spencerfane.com/shawn-tuma-elected-as-chair-of-tx-state-bar-computer-technology-section/

What Can Happen if You Do Not Notify Following a Data Breach?

Here is one of the questions we get asked most often: “Ok, so we’ve had a real data breach and you say we have clear notification obligations, what can happen if we just ignore it and pretend it never happened — that is, we just don’t notify?” Unfortunately, this question is oftentimes coupled with this … Continue reading What Can Happen if You Do Not Notify Following a Data Breach?

With ransomware attacks increasing, cyber insurance now seen as a necessity, not a luxury (publication)

Many thanks to Security Magazine for publishing my recent article With ransomware attacks increasing, cyber insurance now seen as a necessity, not a luxury In reality, there is no “secure” — even when the best security measures are taken. When hackers want to get in and disrupt a business, they will. Companies must be resilient, … Continue reading With ransomware attacks increasing, cyber insurance now seen as a necessity, not a luxury (publication)

Texas Bar Journal 2019 Cybersecurity & Data Privacy Update

The Texas Bar Journal’s 2019 year-end Cybersecurity & Data Privacy Update was once again provided by Shawn Tuma and addressed the following issues: Texas' New Data Breach Notification Requirements effective January 1, 2020Whether website scraping allegations are sufficient to invoke Texas and federal "hacking" lawsWhether viewing pictures on another's cellphone violates Texas "hacking" lawCyber Insurance -- why … Continue reading Texas Bar Journal 2019 Cybersecurity & Data Privacy Update