Data Security

Recently the 8th Circuit Court of Appeals upheld a district court’s decision stating that a commonplace phone that texts and makes calls can be considered a computer as defined by 18 U.S.C. § 1030(e)(1). In...

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Happy Data Privacy Day!

January 28, 2011 | 1 Comments

January 28, 2011 is Data Privacy Day, an annual international celebration to raise awareness and generate discussion about data privacy. Over the past year, data privacy practices have been the subject of growing scrutiny by...

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On Saturday, President Obama signed the Red Flag Program Clarification Act of 2010, which limits the scope of businesses covered by the Red Flags Rule by narrowing the definition of “creditor” such that it “does...

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On December 1, 2010, the FTC released its preliminary Staff Report titled, “Protecting Consumer Privacy in an Era of Rapid Change.” The report provides a brief overview of the FTC’s privacy regulation and enforcement efforts,...

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New Version of PCI DSS Released

October 28, 2010 | 0 Comments

The PCI Security Standards Council released version 2.0 of the Payment Card Industry Data Security Standard (“PCI DSS”) today. While the standard takes effect on Jan. 1, 2011, entities have until Dec. 31, 2011 to...

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The Wall Street Journal (“WSJ”) reported that Reps. Markey (D-MA) and Barton (R-TX), the co-chairs of the House Bipartisan Privacy Caucus, sent Facebook a letter asking for more information about how Facebook provides and allows...

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