I think everyone needs to look at compliance to internal policy as well as compliance to FTC and OCR. These are big tasks not to be taken too lightly. Internet, privacy and security
Excerpt: A big take away for me were the similarities of the Federal Trade Commission’s investigations and the Office of Civil Rights Privacy post-breach investigations. Both agencies investigations are evaluating organizational policies and procedures, determining if they are current and if they are being followed consistently. The number of investigations completed by the FTC is much greater than OCR. I found this interesting because we are now beginning to see the Office of Civil Rights ramp up their investigation program and levy fines against organizations that are found out of compliance. If, the OCR follows the FTC’s lead related to privacy breaches it is about to get more expensive to be a healthcare organization, unless your business is compliant with HIPAA and HITECH regulations prior to a data breach.
Read full article via Cyber Risk & Privacy Liability Forum | ID Experts.
Small business need-to-know and news to watch……..data management…..Internet…..
Excerpt……The agency, the Federal Trade Commission, called on Congress to enact legislation regulating so-called data brokers, which compile and trade a wide range of personal and financial data about millions of consumers from online and offline sources. The legislation would give consumers access to information collected about them and allow them to correct and update such data.
Read full article……….via F.T.C. Seeks Privacy Legislation – NYTimes.com.
Are you contemplating a franchise? This article gives you great information on the important things you need-to-know and understand in the franchise agreement.
Excerpt……….At least two weeks before you sign a franchise agreement, you’ll receive a Franchise Disclosure Document (FDD) from the franchisor, as mandated by the Federal Trade Commission. Drafted by franchise attorneys, these complicated documents typically run to hundreds of pages, and the language can be intimidating.
But fear not: With the help of some top attorneys, we have taken a detailed look at the 23 items in the FDD. Here, we’ll walk you through, explaining the importance of each item and pointing out potential red flags.
Read full article……..via How to Read a Franchise Disclosure Document | Entrepreneur.com.