Tag: Disaster

A data disaster is looming for every business – and our snooping laws are to blame

A new ruling from the Court of Justice of the European Union (CJEU) has set limits to government collection of mobile and internet data within the bloc’s member states, in a push against mass surveillance that is likely to cause trouble for the UK because of Brexit.

As part of the judgement, the CJEU established that the bulk collection and retention of citizen data from internet and phone operators was contrary to the EU’s charter of fundamental rights.

What’s more, the court confirmed that the rights defined in the charter effectively rule out national legislation, despite member states having previously disputed the supremacy of EU laws over their own on this matter.

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The only times that governments may be handed their citizens’ personal communication data is in the case of a “serious threat” to national security, said the CJEU.

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Why it might be time to meld your investing strategy with your disaster preparedness plan

Calls from clients usually start pouring in whenever stocks take a surprise tumble.

But lately, financial advisers have been getting more calls from worried clients about devastating West Coast wildfires, which this year come amid the worst public-health crisis in a century.

“We always get a lot of calls after a bear market hits,” said Deron McCoy, chief investment officer at Signature Estate & Investment Advisors, in Los Angeles. “Clients always ask what they should do.”

His advice? Plan ahead before calamity strikes, particularly if you live in spots vulnerable to climate change, which now threatens to make California’s wildfires even worse.

“You need to fix your roof when it’s sunny,” he said.

Well over 4 million acres have burned in California since the beginning of the year, more than double the land burned in any prior year, according to the California Department of Forestry and Fire Protection.

For McCoy,

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Getting the help your small business needs after a disaster

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The morning of Sept. 9 started out as any other for Brian Garrison, owner of Garrison’s Home and Garrison’s Sleeper in Southern Oregon. Just a few hours later, he saw two of his four stores burned to the ground in a fire that swept through the Rogue Valley, Oregon.

Fortunately, Garrison and his business are doing OK.

“We had just finished a massive remodel (of the two stores that burned) two weeks ago,” said Garrison. “The stores looked so good, and sales (after the COVID-19 shutdown) were starting to improve. The staff was so proud, and we had so much positive energy.”

Garrison’s Home store sign. (Photo: Handout)

Increasingly, small businesses are victims of natural disasters – whether it’s fires, hurricanes and tropical storms, floods or blizzards. Emergency preparedness now needs to be part of your business plan.

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King County Councilmember says executive’s budget proposal is a ‘recipe for disaster’

A demonstrator holds a U.S. flag upside down during a picket and rally outside the office of King County Executive Dow Constantine as part of the nationwide Strike For Black Lives on July 20, 2020 in Seattle, Washington. (Photo by David Ryder/Getty Images)

King County Executive Dow Constantine released his budget proposal for 2021-2022 to the King County Council on Tuesday.

Councilmember Reagan Dunn joined the Dori Monson Show on KIRO Radio after he picked up the briefing book, and just before the executive’s budget presentation.

“I got a chance to take a first look at the executive’s approach to fighting crime in King County, and it’s discouraging news,” Dunn said.

“It’s not going to do anything to reduce crime. It’s going to increase crime,” he added. “It’s substantially cutting the number of sheriff’s deputies that we’ll see on our streets.”

The proposal takes 12 deputies off the board right

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Disaster Recovery and Business Continuity Provide Real Benefits

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Designing and creating policies and procedures that ensure that essential business functions/processes are available during and after a disaster is an important process for all businesses. If done properly, it can actually prove to be beneficial beyond business continuity and disaster recovery as a way to handle production overflow during peak times

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Health disaster and class conflict on horizon as millions of students return to US schools

 

Health disaster and class conflict on horizon as millions of students return to US schools

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Evan Blake

8 September 2020

Following the Labor Day holiday, the vast majority of K-12 public schools have now begun their fall semester across the United States. Millions of students and educators have been forced back into overcrowded and dilapidated schools, which will induce a massive spread of the COVID-19 pandemic. Yesterday, the US surpassed 6.5 million COVID-19 cases and is on track to soon reach the gruesome death toll of 200,000.

The nation’s roughly 13,600 school districts have been left to their own devices, reopening either fully in-person, or fully remote instruction, or under the “hybrid” model combining the two. Given the rapid level of community transmission of COVID-19 and the porousness of district and state boundaries, the latest science makes clear that the only safe method of instruction at present is full

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2020 Disaster Recovery Business Continuity Guide

The “Disaster Recovery Business Continuity – Gold Edition – 2020 Edition” report has been added to ResearchAndMarkets.com’s offering.

In most organizations, Disaster Recovery Planning is the quintessential complex, unfamiliar task. Disasters happen so rarely that recovery operations are the opposite of routine. What’s more, the myriad interconnected data, application and other resources that must be recovered after a disaster make recovery an exceptionally difficult and error-prone effort. Even if you have never built a Disaster Recovery plan before, you can achieve great results. Just follow the DR Template that Janco has created and you will have a functioning plan before you know it.

All Business Continuity Disaster Recovery Planning efforts need to encompass how employees will communicate, where they will go and how they will keep doing their jobs. The details can vary greatly, depending on the size and scope of a company and the way it does business. For

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2020 Disaster Recovery Business Continuity Guide – ResearchAndMarkets.com – Press Release

DUBLIN–(Business Wire)–The “Disaster Recovery Business Continuity – Gold Edition – 2020 Edition” report has been added to ResearchAndMarkets.com’s offering.

In most organizations, Disaster Recovery Planning is the quintessential complex, unfamiliar task. Disasters happen so rarely that recovery operations are the opposite of routine. What’s more, the myriad interconnected data, application and other resources that must be recovered after a disaster make recovery an exceptionally difficult and error-prone effort. Even if you have never built a Disaster Recovery plan before, you can achieve great results. Just follow the DR Template that Janco has created and you will have a functioning plan before you know it.

All Business Continuity Disaster Recovery Planning efforts need to encompass how employees will communicate, where they will go and how they will keep doing their jobs. The details can vary greatly, depending on the size and scope of a company and the way it does business.

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