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…

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…

Employment Screening Resources (ESR) Completes Annual Privacy Shield Certification for 2020

Written By ESR News Blog Editor Thomas Ahearn Employment Screening Resources® (ESR) – a leading global background check provider with capabilities in more than 240 countries and territories – has received notification from the International Trade Administration (ITA) that ESR’s annual submission for its certification of adherence to the EU-U.S. and Swiss-U.S. Privacy Shield frameworks…