Data Security

On May 12, 2011, the White House issued a press release and sent a package of legislative proposals to Congress outlining the Administration’s recommendations to enhance protection of the American people, federal systems, and critical...

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On April 28, 2011, the U.S. District Court for the Central District of California dismissed (with leave to amend) a class action complaint alleging that Specific Media, an online ad network, violated consumers’ privacy by...

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Update:  Congress Seeks Answers from Apple on iPhone Location Data Senator Al Franken and Representative Ed Markey have both issued letters to Apple CEO Steve Jobs seeking answers about the privacy concerns raised by a...

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Two researchers announced that Apple devices running iOS4 (e.g., the iPhone 4 and the iPad3G) have been regularly logging the location of the device (along with timestamps) in an unencrypted file stored on the device...

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The Northern District of California denied Defendant RockYou, Inc.’s motion to dismiss in Claridge v. RockYou, Inc., No. C 09-6032 PJH, making this data-breach case one of the firsts to proceed beyond discovery.  In Claridge,...

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Cyber-Ark’s 5th annual “Trust, Security and Passwords” survey of over 1400 IT staff and corporate level executives found that over half agree that in the next one to three years, cybercriminals will pose a greater...

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Court Authorizes U.S. Gov’t to Kill Zombies

April 15, 2011 | 0 Comments

Just two days ago on April 12, the United States Government executed an unprecedented (in the U.S.) scheme to shut down one of the more malicious botnets plaguing the Internet.  Coreflood is a distributed network...

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On April 12, 2011, Senators John Kerry (D-MA) and John McCain (R-AZ) released the Commercial Privacy Bill of Rights Act of 2011. If passed, the bill would implement a comprehensive privacy framework governing the data...

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Senators John Kerry (D-MA) and John McCain (R-AZ) have scheduled a press conference to introduce their privacy bill, titled “The Commercial Privacy Bill of Rights Act of 2011,” on Tuesday, April 12. The bill is...

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The SEC Puts Regulation S-P to Work

April 8, 2011 | 0 Comments

The SEC has charged three employees at Florida-based GunnAllen Financial Inc. for violations of Regulation S-P including: improperly transferring customer data to a third party, improperly responding to data breaches, and failing to have adequate...

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