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Spring Cleaning in the Winter?

Winter is as good a time as any other for some spring cleaning when it comes to data privacy. In this case, the task is dusting off the privacy policies that you probably had drafted a while ago and probably have not looked...more

11/26/2014 - Data Protection Do Not Track Privacy Policy

To Speak Or Not To Speak About A Data Breach

I recently posted about some companies making the decision to not announce when a data security breach has occurred, or at least they would think twice before announcing. According a couple crisis communication experts, that...more

9/11/2014 - Cybersecurity Data Breach Data Protection

Data Breach Notification, Helpful or Harmful?

Some IT professionals are debating whether they would issue a data breach notification in the event of a hack. Their rationale is that such a notification makes them a target for other hackers and that most of the incidents...more

8/14/2014 - Breach Notification Rule Data Breach Data Protection

Cybersecurity: Having a Privacy Policy is Not Enough

With the rash of significant data security incidents that occurred in 2013 and have continued to this day, it is increasingly important for companies to have an updated cybersecurity preparedness plan. The World Economic...more

7/2/2014 - Corporate Governance Cybersecurity Data Breach Data Protection EU NIST Privacy Policy Risk Mitigation SEC

Now You See Me, Now You Don’t

The European Union recently decided that people have a right to be forgotten. The “right to be forgotten” provides Internet users in Europe the advantage to demand the erasure, removal or deletion of sensitive personal...more

6/13/2014 - Data Protection EU EU Data Protection Laws Google Right to Be Forgotten Right to Privacy Search Engines

Restarting the Federal Data Privacy Law Engine

The recent data security breaches at Target, Niemen Marcus, and a few other retailers has been a catalyst to Congress restarting talks about a federal data privacy law. Currently, there are pending bills in both the House and...more

1/28/2014 - Cybersecurity Data Protection Data Theft FTC Neiman Marcus Privacy Concerns Target

Updated Data-Security Standards for Credit-Card Transactions

New security standards are scheduled to be released by the PCI Security Standards Council on November 7th. The updated standards are expected to require companies to protect credit-card terminals from physical tampering and...more

10/18/2013 - Credit Cards Data Breach Data Protection PCI

Is It Time To Add Cyber Security Insurance?

A recent study found that 31% of companies have cybersecurity insurance policies, while 39% planned to purchase a policy in the future. Ponemon Institute, a data privacy and cybersecurity research firm, found that 70% of...more

8/29/2013 - Cybersecurity Data Breach Data Protection Insurers

Privacy Compliance = Transparency

Do you think that asking for a person’s zip code could ever result in a privacy violation? If your answer is no and you are collecting information from a resident of the District of Columbia, think again....more

6/27/2013 - Compliance Data Collection Data Protection Personally Identifiable Information ZIP Codes

The Data Breach Lawsuit Powder Keg

Most data breaches occur because companies fail to implement adequate safeguards to protect personal identifiable information, and data breaches are growing in scope and sophistication. A study by NetDiligence concluded that...more

2/28/2013 - Data Breach Data Protection Identity Theft Personally Identifiable Information

Blinded by the Light: Privacy in 2013

More and more companies are experiencing the affects of a data security incident. Whether that incident involves an unauthorized disclosure of personal identifiable information or merely the collection of information,...more

12/27/2012 - Data Protection Personally Identifiable Information Transparency

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