Cybersecurity Awareness Month Takes Place Every October

Written By Digital Content Editor Thomas Ahearn The Cybersecurity and Infrastructure Security Agency (CISA) – which works to reduce risk to America’s cyber infrastructure – is leading a collaborative effort between government and industry to raise cybersecurity awareness nationally and internationally every October during Cybersecurity Awareness Month. This campaign theme for 2022 – “See Yourself…

House Speaker Issues Statement on Federal Data Privacy and Protection Act

Written By Digital Content Editor Thomas Ahearn On September 1, 2022, United States House of Representatives Speaker Nancy Pelosi issued a statement about Federal legislation under consideration called the “American Data Privacy and Protection Act (ADPPA)” and said the Act “does not guarantee the same essential consumer protections as California’s existing privacy laws.” House Speaker…

CFPB Says Companies Violate Federal Law by Not Protecting Consumer Data

Written By Digital Content Editor Thomas Ahearn On August 11, 2022, the Consumer Financial Protection Bureau (CFPB) published guidance to consumer protection enforcers in a Consumer Financial Protection Circular on Insufficient Data Security that confirmed financial companies may violate federal consumer financial protection law when they fail to safeguard consumer data and can be held…

Employment Screening Resources (ESR) Successfully Completes SOC 2 Type 2 Data Security Audit for 2021

Written By ESR News Blog Editor Thomas Ahearn Employment Screening Resources® (ESR) – a leading global background check provider – has announced that independent auditors conducting a Statement on Standards for Attestation Engagements 18 (SSAE 18) Service Organization Control 2 (SOC 2®) Type 2 audit of ESR’s operations for a six month testing period during…

FTC Finalizes Settlement with Data Center Over Privacy Shield Allegations

Written By ESR News Blog Editor Thomas Ahearn On October 28, 2020, the Federal Trade Commission (FTC) – a government agency that is America’s primary privacy and data security enforcer – finalized a settlement with a data storage services company that allegedly deceived consumers about its participation in the EU-U.S. Privacy Shield framework that allows…