Entries by Tahlia Clement

The HIPAA Safe Harbor Bill: A New Incentive for Organizations to Prioritize Security

On January 5, 2021, the President signed H.R. 7898, The HIPAA Safe Harbor Bill, into law. This new legislation amends the HITECH act to require the Department of Health and Human Services (HHS) to incentivize best-practice cybersecurity for meeting HIPAA requirements. Previously, organizations that experienced cyberattacks were subject to HIPAA enforcement actions that included severe […]

Dallas Paid Sick Leave Ordinance Struck Down

Penalties associated with a City of Dallas sick leave ordinance that was rolled out last August were scheduled to become effective on April 1, 2020. The penalties have been the subject of much discussion since the striking down of a similar Austin ordinance and the subsequent filing of a federal lawsuit seeking to prohibit enforcement […]

Wanna Be An Influencer? A Legal Guide to Social Media

With some of the top influencers reportedly making $250,000 for a single Instagram post, snapping selfies has become a career. Since the emergence of social media platforms, companies have been using influencers as a tool in their marketing and advertising strategies. In response to the growing prevalence of influencer marketing, the Federal Trade Commission (FTC) […]

The CCPA: California’s Follow-up to the GDPR

Following the enactment of the European Union’s GDPR, California has passed the California Consumer Privacy Act of 2018 (CCPA) that will go into effect January 1, 2020. The CCPA is intended to protect California residents’ personal information, which is defined as any information that identifies, relates to, describes, is capable of being associated with, or […]

What You Need to Know About Copyrights

Most people have heard the word “copyright” or at least have seen the symbol “©” – but what exactly is a copyright? Overview of Copyrights A copyright protects an original work of authorship that is fixed in a tangible form of expression or medium, including literary, dramatic, musical, and artistic works. Copyrighted materials may include […]