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Ask Jack: Should We Allow Employees To Play Games On Their Laptops?

An employer wants to keep employees happy. One idea is to allow employees to game during work breaks. Jack examines the cyber risks.

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Ask Jack: If There Is No Evidence Of Data Being Stolen, Can I Still Be Held Responsible?

Jack McCalmon talks about the importance of not just post-breach exposures, but pre-breach exposures as well.

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Ask Jack: What Prevention Steps Are Missing Regarding Cybersecurity?

Most cyber breaches are due to human error. Jack McCalmon explains why training and an "all of the above" strategy is the right move for cybersecurity.

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RiskTrends™ Trusted Insight Podcast: Employee Privacy Versus Monitoring Work Activity

On the November 11, 2022, RiskTrends™ Trusted Insight podcast, attorneys Jack McCalmon, Leslie Zieren, and Emily Brodzinski examined a court ruling, awarding a man $73,000, who was terminated for refusing to keep his webcam on all day, alleging it violated his privacy rights. The trio discussed hybrid workplaces, privacy issues, and potential NLRB Section 7 implications.

At the beginning of the 20-minute podcast, the trio addressed a question generated by the previous podcast: "When can an employer use social media to let someone know they have been terminated?"  

On The Next Podcast:

The next RiskTrends™ Trusted Insight podcast the trio will discuss a $1.1 billion-dollar jury verdict award against Charter Spectrum stemming from the murder by an employee of an elderly customer. Charter Spectrum was previously ordered to pay $7 billion in punitive damages for gross negligence in the hiring/supervision of its employee, and for its forgery of an after-the-fact arbitration agreement, in an attempt to cap damages.

Meanwhile, here is the link to the 11-11-22 podcast: "RiskTrends™ Trusted Insight Podcast: Employee Privacy Versus Monitoring Work Activity."

This podcast is a free service of The McCalmon Group, Inc. and is available on iTunes, Pandora, Spotify, and Google Podcasts, as well as on your favorite podcast app. The podcast is suitable for anyone who manages risk.  You can subscribe to the RiskTrends™ podcast by opening any of these apps and searching for The McCalmon Group. Choose the title "RiskTrends™ Trusted Insight Podcast: Employee Privacy Versus Monitoring Work Activity."

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