Privacy & Technology Mediation Services Blog

Latest from Privacy & Technology Mediation Services Blog

In today’s digital age, small businesses are increasingly becoming targets for cybercriminals. Ransomware is one of the most prevalent and damaging forms of cyberattacks. Ransomware attacks can have severe legal consequences for small businesses, including financial losses, reputational damage, and potential legal liabilities. When disputes arise regarding cybersecurity issues and the parties who have been affected by these attacks, an attorney who has experience addressing data privacy concerns can provide mediation services.
What Is Ransomware?
Ransomware may include different types of programs that lock a person out of their computer systems or prevent them from accessing their files until
Continue Reading The Legal Ramifications of Ransomware Attacks on Small Businesses

Data privacy laws have become increasingly important in today’s digital age. With the rise of global business transactions and the transfer of personal data across borders, it is crucial for companies to understand when disputes may arise and how data privacy laws in different countries can impact these disputes. By understanding the implications of data privacy laws and the ways mediation can be used to address these concerns, the parties involved in international business disputes can take steps to resolve these issues successfully. They can do so with the help of an attorney who can provide mediation services while addressing
Continue Reading How Can Data Privacy Laws Affect International Business Disputes?

In today’s digital age, cybersecurity has become a critical concern for businesses of all sizes. Small businesses are particularly vulnerable to cyber threats due to limited resources that may affect their ability to implement robust security measures. In addition to the direct risks associated with data breaches, cybersecurity issues can also play a significant role in business disputes. For businesses that are involved in these types of disputes, an attorney with an understanding of the legal issues surrounding privacy and security can provide mediation services and help resolve these concerns.
The Importance of Cybersecurity for Small Businesses
Small businesses often
Continue Reading Cybersecurity Best Practices for Small Businesses

In today’s digital age, data privacy has become a crucial concern for businesses. With the increasing amount of sensitive information being stored and transmitted electronically, companies must ensure they are compliant with relevant data privacy laws to protect themselves and their customers from potential breaches. However, data privacy laws do not just impact a company’s compliance efforts; they can also have significant implications on business disputes. For those who encounter disputes related to data security, data breaches, or other related issues, an attorney with experience in mediation can provide guidance on the best ways to resolve these concerns and
Continue Reading How Can Data Privacy Laws Affect Business Disputes?

In today’s digital era, the threat of cyber attacks is a constant concern for businesses. A data breach or hacking incident can lead to substantial financial losses, reputational damage, and legal consequences. To mitigate these risks, many companies invest in cyber insurance policies that provide coverage for various cybersecurity-related incidents. However, disputes can arise regarding what is and is not covered by a cyber insurance policy. By understanding what these policies address, business owners can take steps to address and resolve cyber insurance disputes.
Coverage Provided by Cyber Insurance Policies
Cyber insurance policies are designed to protect businesses from the
Continue Reading What Is and Is Not Covered by Cyber Insurance?

The California Consumer Privacy Act (CCPA) has addressed data privacy issues for the state’s residents since 2020. It was amended by the California Privacy Rights Act (CPRA), which went into effect on January 1, 2023. These laws have placed requirements on businesses that collect, store, process, or transfer data related to California residents. One aspect of the law that people may not be aware of involves B2B data privacy, and businesses will need to understand the requirements that will apply when they handle data related to other businesses that are located in California or employ California residents.
Continue Reading Changes to California Law May Affect B2B Data Privacy

There are a variety of situations where disputes may arise regarding the use and disclosure of protected health information (PHI). The Health Insurance Portability and Accountability Act (HIPAA) ensures that people’s private information will be kept confidential when they receive medical treatment. However, this can sometimes present difficulties for medical providers who need to seek payment for the services provided to patients. When disputes arise regarding whether a provider improperly disclosed a patient’s PHI, it is important for the parties involved to understand how the laws may apply in these situations.
HIPAA Rules for Communicating With People Other Than
Continue Reading Can Medical Providers Disclose Health Information When Seeking Payment?

As technology advances and continues to permeate various aspects of our lives, it comes as no surprise that many people and companies have turned to artificial intelligence (AI) to assist in the resolution of legal disputes. One such AI tool that has garnered much attention in this regard is ChatGPT. Known for its ability to generate text in natural language, ChatGPT has garnered interest as a potential alternative for dispute resolution, and other platforms have also been developed that have been specifically designed to aid in these cases. However, as with any new technology, there are ethical concerns to address,
Continue Reading The Ethics of Using AI for Dispute Resolution