Amy Malone

Amy Malone

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Data: Big, Borderless and Beyond Control? Five Things You Can Do

There’s been a lot of talk about big data over the last few years and the breaches at Target and Neiman Marcus have many companies running in circles trying to figure out how to protect their systems and their data. So what...more

3/3/2014 - Big Data Cybersecurity Data Breach Data Protection Neiman Marcus Target

Enter, the APPS Act

U.S. Rep. Hank Johnson, a Democrat from Georgia, has introduced a mobile privacy bill that if passed will require mobile application developers to maintain privacy policies, obtain consent from consumers before collecting...more

5/14/2013 - APPS Act Data Protection Mobile Apps Mobile Privacy

Data Breach at Gunpoint

You might think that if you lock your backup tapes in a safe they are protected from a data breach, but Kmart’s recent data breach proves that’s not the case. Last month, a person held a Kmart employee in Little Rock,...more

4/25/2013 - Confidential Information Data Breach Data Protection Encryption Kmart

Yet Another Zip Code Class Action Filed in Massachusetts

Earlier this month, we reported on the privacy case against craft giant Michaels Stores in which the plaintiff alleged that Michaels illegally collected zip codes during credit card transactions. The case was ultimately...more

4/9/2013 - Class Action Credit Cards Data Collection Data Protection Personally Identifiable Information Retailers ZIP Codes

Data Privacy Day 2013 – Tip #2 – Dust off your information security policy (or start putting one in place…)

Do you have a comprehensive information security program? Many businesses are still operating without one, leaving them open to preventable data breaches. The importance of info security programs was yet again underscored...more

1/29/2013 - CBR Systems Cybersecurity Data Breach Data Protection FTC Personally Identifiable Information

Updated COPPA Rule – “Strong, Stronger and Yet Stronger” or Just More Confusion?

After years of consideration and feedback the Federal Trade Commission released the final revision to the 14-year old Children’s Online Privacy Protection Act (COPPA) Rule. The FTC began its review of the Rule back in April...more

12/24/2012 - COPPA Data Protection FTC Internet Mobile Apps Notice Requirements Parental Consent Personally Identifiable Information

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