Entries by Benjamin Wright

Understanding Gramm Leach Bliley (GLBA) Compliance and Personally Identifiable Information

What is the Gramm-Leach-Bliley Act? The Gramm-Leach-Bliley Act (GLBA) is a law that requires all financial institutions in the United States to safeguard their consumers’ sensitive data. GLBA applies to financial institutions such as organizations that offer financial or investment advice, provide consumer loans, or process consumer financial information.

Monitoring Employee Records and Communications Best Practices

When organizations supply their employees with personal electronic devices, such as laptops, cell phones, or tablets, they will often have a policy or contract that explains that the employer reserves the right to monitor employee records and communications while they’re using company-owned equipment. Although these devices are used for personal communication as well as work reasons, such policies exist to ensure that company-owned devices are not abused by employees through participating in unauthorized activities. Even with policies or contracts in place, there is still a potential for an invasion of privacy, which makes such policies controversial.

Who has the Legal Right to Employee Mobile Phones, Tablets, and Computers?

Given that personal electronics are so prevalent in today’s society, navigating how to implement and enforce policies in the workplace regarding the use of devices (such as cell phones, tablets, and computers) can be challenging. It is often questioned who has the control over the records that are created and stored on such devices – is it the employee or the employer?