Even a wisp of data collected by hackers, thieves, or other nefarious cyber-criminals as a result of a breach may leave you open to a lawsuit. To protect your company, it is important to have security measures in place to safeguard sensitive data. While not legally required in all 50 states, a written information security program (WISP) can help your company protect its data, and, if necessary, react to a breach. Essential elements of a WISP include laying out procedures for your company to store and transfer sensitive data and assigning an employee to maintain and implement these security procedures.
TM, SM, and ® - what do they mean? TM and SM are used for unregistered trademarks and service marks, respectively. However, the ® symbol indicates that a mark is registered with the U.S. Patent and Trademark Office (USPTO).
Be careful if your business collects personal information from children under the age of thirteen- generally, most businesses do not want this type of information for a very specific reason. Congress enacted the Children’s Online Privacy Protection Act (COPPA) in the late 90's. COPPA applies to opperators of commercial websites and online services (including mobile apps) directed to children under thirteen that collect, use, or disclose personal information from children, and operators of general audience websites or online services with actual knowledge that they are collecting, using, or disclosing personal information from children under thirteen.