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News, commentary, and legal updates from attorneys in the Data Security and Workplace Privacy Practice Group at Fisher Phillips.

Have you noticed recently that when you click on most websites a notice appears stating that the host uses cookies? Many are aware that on May 25, 2018 the GDPR (“Global Data Protection Regulation”) took effect.  The law applies to any person or organization that is physically located in the European Union (“EU”) and has a website, as well as any website that targets consumers in the EU. The law requires a cookie consent notice, depending on the type of cookie used by the site. Hence, the recent increase in cookie notices.

As we are early into the new year, for many, hope springs eternal to get in shape during 2018. Many of us wear some kind of fitness activity tracker that monitors steps, heart rate, calories, sleep patterns, etc.  Recent news coverage of Strava, the running and cycling fitness tracking app, has caused concern for the United States military.  But might it cause concerns for some businesses that operate under high levels of security, as well?

Emails, lots and lots of emails, filling our inboxes. Even with the best security and filters, it seems that hackers are simply building better mousetraps. The bigger problem, however, is the trusting nature of individuals who open emails that they shouldn’t. Phishing emails appear to come from a trusted source; such as a supervisor, client or government agency.

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