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  • Cybersecurity Compliance Deadline for Government Contractors
      by HG.org

    Complying with cybersecurity when part of a government contract could lead to further difficulties if the company has not done so by the deadline explained in the contract for business. Security through computers, networks and electronics is important and may ensure the safety of information remains within the company and with the government agency attached to the contract.

  • Student's 4th Amendment Rights: Teacher Patted Down My Child for Missing Cell Phone
      by HG.org

    The right to protections from unlawful search and seizure applies to police attempting to search a person and his or her belongings. However, this does not always extend to children in a school who are suspected of theft or other crimes, and privacy rights for these young persons could have limitations that lead parents to confusion or emotional upset.

  • Cops, Guns, and Marijuana in Hawaii

    Medical marijuana has been legal in Hawaii for quite some time, and as with most medical states, this means screening individuals to allow them to obtain a prescription and also registering them as medical marijuana patients. But Hawaii’s medical registry is different in that it not only confirms the medical access for the patient, but the list is accessible for other purposes.

  • My Ex Harassed and Stalked Me Using His Employer’s Computer. Do I Have a Case against the Employer?
      by HG.org

    When someone is harassed by and individual through a work computer, it is possible that the employer is held liable in these instances due to the work email, computer and other electronic or network involved. However, it is important to seek the help of a lawyer to determine if there is enough strength in the claim to proceed.

  • Car Dealer Ran Several Hard Credit Checks Without my Consent – Is that Legal?
      by HG.org

    When attempting to lease or purchase a vehicle, many individuals travel to local car dealerships, and it is then that some negative behavior may occur that affects the person adversely. If the dealership runs a credit check, it is possible that this activity could harm the person seeking a vehicle when attempting to secure a loan.

  • HIPPA Violation: Non-Medical Staff Accessed and Shared Medical Records. Who Do I Sue?
      by HG.org

    When a violation of the Health Insurance Portability and Accountability Act occurs, severe penalties may be issued against the perpetrator when he or she is discovered due to the confidentiality of the records. However, if proper measures are not in place to ensure the data has been secured, the medical facility could be at fault in the incident as well, and a claim may be possible.

  • Possible Actions for Expert Witnesses on Equifax Data Breach
      by HG.org

    The Equifax data breach caused several million individuals complications when private information was released online to various locations with free access. However, with the rise of private and class action lawsuits against the company, experts have been hired en masse to assist with these issues and explain why certain evidence corresponds to actions and behavior.

  • New Cybersecurity Executive Order Imposes Additional Requirements on Government Contractors
      by HG.org

    Government contracts are complicated when certain procedures must be included alongside the regulatory hurdles that must be passed after the contract has been won. Cyber terrorism and electronic complications through hackers and attacks in the digital world have increased since the computer age began, and new cybersecurity measures are being imposed for contractors.

  • Can We Sue a Website like Airbnb if They Are Hacked and Personal Information Is Stolen?
      by HG.org

    When a website is hacked, and the user account information is stolen, the question becomes who is responsible, and then the matter shift into if it is possible to litigate against the company that owns the website. Hacked websites could render the company or network administrator responsible for damages to those affected.

  • Airbnb Is Asking for User Verification - Is this a Violation of My Privacy?
      by HG.org

    The ability to authenticate an account is important for many businesses, and this could involve possible complications when a mass of members dispute these processes due to privacy and confidentiality issues. However, if the terms and conditions have been agreed to, the company website may have the ability to impose these restrictions based on the conditions explained.


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