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The Telecom Digest for Thu, 17 Sep 2020
Volume 39 : Issue 241 : "text" format

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Update: Pennsylvania Order Mandates Telework, But To What Extent?
NY: Opinion: After Isaias, we've had it with poor storm outage response from utilities
The Need to Be "Information Lean" After COVID-19
---------------------------------------------------------------------- Message-ID: <fd8974b1-cfdb-a8f7-2012-6621ad39f915@billhorne.com> Date: 15 Sep 2020 17:48:47 -0400 From: Bill Horne <telecomdigestsubmissions@remove-this.telecom-digest.org> Subject: Update: Pennsylvania Order Mandates Telework, But To What Extent? by James A. Holt and Marguerite Goglia This is an update to our July 17, 2020 article(1) addressing the July 15, 2020 orders issued by Governor Wolf(2) and the Pennsylvania Department of Health(3) directing "mitigation measures" in response to a reported rise in COVID-19 cases in Pennsylvania. As explained in that prior article, both orders included the following mandate requiring telework: "Unless not possible, all business are required to conduct their operations in whole or in part remotely through individual teleworking of their employees[.]" https://www.mondaq.com/unitedstates/employee-benefits-compensation/968344/update-pennsylvania-order-mandates-telework-but-to-what-extent 1. https://www.mondaq.com/redirection.asp?article_id=968344&company_id=19893&redirectaddress=https://www.employmentlawwatch.com/2020/07/articles/employment-us/new-pennsylvania-order-mandates-telework-but-to-what-extent/ 2. https://www.governor.pa.gov/wp-content/uploads/2020/07/20200715-TWW-targeted-mitigation-order.pdf 3. https://www.governor.pa.gov/wp-content/uploads/2020/07/20200715-SOH-targeted-mitigation-order.pdf -- Bill Horne ------------------------------ Message-ID: <eb980b9e-10a3-69bd-6e53-5bbb6ab2315b@billhorne.com> Date: 16 Sep 2020 13:19:52 -0400 From: Bill Horne <telecomdigestsubmissions@remove-this.telecom-digest.org> Subject: NY: Opinion: After Isaias, we've had it with poor storm outage response from utilities By Shelley B. Mayer Six years ago, in 2014, while serving in the state Assembly, I testified "Sandy made clear that our electricity infrastructure, staffing and system of accountability is simply ill-prepared to respond to these increasingly common and powerful storms that result in outages, downed lines, and damage to infrastructure." Six years later, I'm sorry to report that little has changed. Now, as the state Senator representing communities from Yonkers to Bedford, Rye to Tuckahoe, these failures of our electricity infrastructure are compounded by the failures of our other essential providers - telephone and internet service companies. https://www.recordonline.com/story/opinion/2020/09/16/after-isaias-weve-had-poor-storm-outage-response-utilities/5809865002/ -- Bill Horne ------------------------------ Message-ID: <369d62fd-510a-a0fe-50ff-f6779601d1df@billhorne.com> Date: 15 Sep 2020 17:39:28 -0400 From: Bill Horne <telecomdigestsubmissions@remove-this.telecom-digest.org> Subject: The Need to Be "Information Lean" After COVID-19 By Randolph A. Kahn Many things will never be the same after the COVID-19 affliction. More and more employees will spend less and less time at an office. As more employees work remotely, they will use more technologies to connect and collaborate, and they will store more company information in the Cloud and on various home devices with a range of setups and vulnerabilities. Bad actors, cyberthieves, and hackers will undoubtedly have greater luck exploiting the resulting chinks in the information security armor. https://www.americanbar.org/groups/business_law/publications/blt/2020/06/information-lean/ -- Bill Horne ------------------------------ ********************************************* End of telecom Digest Thu, 17 Sep 2020
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