Procuring IoT: Data Integrity and Security

The Internet of Things (IoT) is undoubtedly going to play a major role in the workplace.  Because an employer has a number of critical employee-related interests in securing IoT data, including protecting securing otherwise private employee and business information as well as protecting trade secrets, employment lawyers should be in the conversation with the technology acquisition and development teams as they develop an IoT acquisition policy.  Here is how to create such a policy.

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Employee Terminations: Handle with Care

Employee terminations – whether voluntary or not – must be handled properly in order to ensure optimal risk management.  Employment lawyers cannot leave the technology-related aspects of a termination to others.

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Compromised by Insiders

“Your organization is and will be compromised by insiders…”

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Proactive Privacy

Employment lawyers should look beyond mere compliance with privacy regulation and engage in what I call “Proactive Privacy.”

Proactive Privacy is creating a privacy-aware corporate culture that educates all employees about privacy (and cybersecurity) and motivates them to be a part of that culture.  In short, it extends your privacy demands beyond the punitive and into the normative. (Of course, clear policies and expectations remain critical!).

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Checklist: Employee Technology Policies (Part 2 of 2)

Earlier, I published the first part of a checklist for employment lawyers developing technology policies.

Part one covered:

  • Acceptable Use of Corporate Technology
  • Security Compliance
  • Electronic Privacy
  • Data Governance
  • Trade Secrets/Confidential Information
  • Social media
  • NLRB Compliance (and Caution)

This part covers:

  • Cellphone/Mobile Device
  • ADA Policy/Accommodations
  • Data Retention Across Devices and Apps
  • Technology and Data Services Acquisition
  • Notes

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Checklist: Employee Technology Policies (Part 1 of 2)

I have argued elsewhere that employment lawyers should be an integral part of the creation of workplace policies that prioritize cybersecurity and recognize its centrality to the well-being of the organization.

What follows is a two-part checklist for employment counsel to use when designing employement-related technology policies.

       Contents: Part One (below) 

  • Acceptable Use of Corporate Technology
  • Security Compliance
  • Electronic Privacy
  • Data Governance
  • Trade Secrets/Confidential Information
  • Social media
  • NLRB Compliance (and Caution)

        Contents: Part Two (found here

  • Cellphone/Mobile Device
  • ADA Policy/Accommodations
  • Data Retention Across Devices and Apps
  • Technology Acquisition
  • Notes

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Cyber-Resilience: The Next Really Big Thing

This is not the year of cybersecurity as some might suggest.  It is the year of cyber-resilience.  This is a matter for employment lawyers to understand as a core part of their employment litigation risk management role.

In this somewhat longer piece, I will cover:

  • Cyber-Resiliency: Definition
  • The Cyber-Resiliency Imperative In General
  • The Cyber-Resiliency Imperative For Employers
  • Cyber-Resiliency in Practice

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8 Trends in the Transformation of Tech-Related Employment Law

2015 will see the broadening and deepening of the transformation of tech-related employment law.

Here are eight reasons why:

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ADA and Emerging Tech: Key Considerations for Employers

The Americans with Disabilities Act (ADA) is often overlooked in employment-related technology development, acquisition and deployment.  As new and emerging technologies enter the workplace (see my earlier post, here) there are several key considerations related to the ADA to bear in mind.

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