Many businesses have a New York presence or are potentially collecting biometric information from New York residents. Maybe the passing of a New York biometric law is in fact the reason that businesses determine to roll out biometric policies on a nationwide basis.Myriah V. Jaworski, Esq., CIPP/US, CIPP/E,
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Jordan L. Fischer, Esq., has been named to the 2021 Pennsylvania Rising Stars list for outstanding lawyers 40 years old or younger or in practice for 10 years or less. This is her third straight year, appearing on this list. Each year, no more than 2.5 percent of the lawyers in the state are selected by the research team at Super Lawyers to receive this honor.
Fischer leads Beckage’s Global Privacy team where she represents clients in cross-border data management, creating cost-effective and business-oriented approaches to cybersecurity, data privacy and technology compliance. She practices in several jurisdictions throughout the United States in both state and federal courts, as well as internationally in both Europe and Asia.
At Beckage, she provides counsel to clients on a wide variety of regulatory requirements, including the General Data Protection Regulation and implementing member state law, the California Consumer Privacy Act, the Fair Credit Reporting Act, the Driver’s Privacy Protection Act, biometric data laws, global data breach standards, and federal and state unfair business practices acts. She also provides counsel on a variety of security and privacy frameworks, including the International Standards Organization 27001 and 27701, the National Institute of Standards and Technology cyber and privacy frameworks, and the Payment Credit Card Industry Data Security Standard.
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Beckage Managing Director, Jennifer Beckage was quoted in a recent Super Lawyers article, where she detailed the steps businesses can take to protect against becoming a victim of a deepfake scam.
“The first step is educating the board and executive teams that these things can be out there, and be used to cause harm or embarrassment,” she says. “It’s not unusual for an executive to have something like this happen to try to smear or tarnish their reputation.”
She also notes there are tools available to help monitor for deepfakes, like Microsoft Video Authenticator, for example, which analyzes photo and video and gives users a confidence score regarding the validity of the sample.
And then there’s common sense. “We all should be looking more critically at certain things in certain circumstances,” she says. “For example, if an employee receives a video from the president of their company directing them to wire money, ask, ‘Would the president usually send me a video?’”
Jennifer Beckage, Managing Director, Beckage.
Beckage also commented on the recent FBI warning about the rise of deepfakes, which gave consumers tips on how to spot a deepfake.
“The agency suggests looking between the eyes—does it seem like there’s too much space? Also, does there seem to be an issue with lip and mouth synchronization?” Further guidance includes looking for strange movement in relation to the head and torso.
“But there’s nothing more important than having an incident-response plan,” Beckage says. “If you have a business continuity plan that walks an organization through a fire or a flood, you should have a plan in place that addresses the unique circumstances of a data-security incident. What we often see is that deepfakes are usually part of something else—they tend to arise in the context of a data breach.”
Jennifer Beckage, Managing Director, Beckage
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Jennifer A. Beckage, Esq., CIPP/US, CIPP/E | May 12, 2021
‘Ransomware Rise Means Greater Regulatory, Legal Risk for Victims’
“The threat to disclose information in itself raises a lot of different issues, such as determining whether it’s a credible threat,” Beckage said. “A whole analysis has to be performed to understand the ‘who’ and the ‘what’ that occurred.”
Jennifer A. Beckage, Esq., CIPP/US, CIPP/E | April 16, 2021
‘Biden’s Russia Strike Marks Shift in U.S. Cybersecurity Strategy’
“It’s nice to see the government support private-public collaboration to drive this forward,” Beckage said. “It’s more indication from the current administration that cybersecurity is important and will continue to be going forward.”