Data Security for Retirement Plans

Deborah Baughman

If you are an employer, there is a good chance you sponsor a qualified retirement plan, such as a 401(k) plan, and offer your employees coverage under a group health plan. These employee benefit plans maintain a lot of detailed personal information about participants and their families, including, names, dates of birth, Social Security numbers, 

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Email Marketing Guide: Compliance with PECR and the GDPR

What are the requirements to be compliant with PECR and GDPR? Email marketing communications must comply with the GDPR and the strict rules within the UK’s Privacy and Electronic Communications Regulations (PECR). The GDPR does not replace PECR. Existing PECR rules continue to apply, but using the new GDPR standard of consent. The rules on 

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The Intel Chip Weakness Should be a Red Flag for Your Business

If your business has not considered liability insurance for data breaches before now, now is the time. From small mom and pop shops to publicly traded entities, nearly all businesses are electronically storing some type of confidential information—be it employees’ social security numbers and dates of birth or customers’ credit card numbers. And while you 

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Consequences of and Lessons Learned from the Equifax Data Breach

The Equifax data breach has and will have significant long-term ramifications for data security practices and personal privacy. Understanding how the Equifax data breach occurred and the type of data compromised is crucial to understanding the consequences of this breach. Reason for the Data Breach Based upon available information, it appears that the hackers were 

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