Entries by Eric Spengler

The Data Breach Era: Why Businesses Must Take Cybersecurity Seriously

Americans used to think of cybersecurity as something impacting major banks or governmental agencies. After all, hackers were typically launching missiles or stealing billions in James Bond Movies. The typical citizen never worried about someone accessing their personal information outside of their Social Security or credit card numbers.  So much has changed in just the […]

Matthew Chambers earns Certified Information Privacy Professional in Europe (CIPP/E) certification for GDPR compliance

Spengler & Agans is pleased to announce that Matthew Chambers, the firm’s intellectual property and information privacy attorney, has earned the ANSI-accredited Certified Information Privacy Professional in European data protection law (CIPP/E) from the International Association of Privacy Professionals (IAPP). “We congratulate Matthew on his dedication and achievements in the rapidly evolving area of privacy […]

Overtime pay expanded to 1 million salaried workers

Recent changes to overtime pay announced by the U.S. Department of Labor (DOL) could affect your right to overtime pay, or your business’s obligation to pay your employees for overtime. New overtime rules for salaried, white-collar employees Before explaining the new proposed rule, I should note as a starting point that salaried employees are entitled […]

Fraud and the Fyre Festival Part 1: A legal analysis of the world’s worst music festival

“Never attribute to malice that which can be adequately explained by stupidity.” So instructs Hanlon’s razor, a philosophical guide for eliminating unlikely explanations for human behavior. This aphorism was top of mind when I sat down last weekend to watch Netflix’s popular new documentary, Fyre Festival: The Greatest Party that Never Happened. The Fyre Festival […]