Blog Posts Tagged with "Legal"
April 27, 2012 Added by:Electronic Frontier Foundation
A coalition of companies say they "only" want to track opted-out users for security purposes, market research, testing and improving their various advertising and tracking products, auditing, copyright enforcement and other "legal compliance" purposes, not other purposes...
April 26, 2012 Added by:David Navetta
The attenuated nature of online relationships creates an opportunity for criminals to steal or spoof online identities and use them for monetary gain. The ability of one party to authenticate the identity of the other party in an online transaction is of key importance...
April 25, 2012 Added by:Electronic Frontier Foundation
The government, which had originally seized files and still apparently holds all of Megaupload's financial assets, had argued that it had no obligation to make sure the files of innocent Megaupload users were returned and, in fact, believed that they could be destroyed...
April 24, 2012 Added by:David Navetta
Some organizations believe that BYOD will allow them to avoid significant costs. Other companies believe that company data on personal devices is inevitable. Unfortunately, BYOD raises significant data security concerns which can lead to potential legal risk...
April 23, 2012 Added by:Headlines
"The focus of these bills... address the central issue the federal government and industry have stated must be addressed now: updating existing cybersecurity laws to provide the legal authorities to allow for information-sharing and public-private partnerships..."
April 23, 2012 Added by:Electronic Frontier Foundation
The fundamental problems with the bill are numerous. The language of the bill is too broad, and it's hard to know what information will actually be shared by private entities as a result of the bill, or what “cybersecurity systems” will do once they are enabled...
April 19, 2012 Added by:Electronic Frontier Foundation
Documents prove warrantless cell phone tracking “has become a powerful and widely used surveillance tool for local police officials, with hundreds of departments, large and small, often using it aggressively with little or no court oversight, documents show...
April 19, 2012 Added by:Joel Harding
Why isn’t infosec effective? Because we already admitted defeat. Hackers have nothing to fear. Their computer might be confiscated, they might spend a few cozy months in some minimum security prison, and then they will get recruited by an offensively oriented corporation...
April 18, 2012 Added by:Electronic Frontier Foundation
EFF—along with a host of other civil liberties groups—are protesting the dangerous new cybersecurity bill known as CISPA that will be voted on in the House on April 23. Here is everything you need to know about the bill and why we are protesting...
April 17, 2012 Added by:Headlines
"The chief criticism is that the Microsoft operation exposed sensitive information that a handful of researchers had shared in confidence, and that countless law enforcement investigations may have been delayed or derailed as a result..."
April 17, 2012 Added by:Electronic Frontier Foundation
Attorney General Holder recently signed expansive guidelines for terrorism analysts, allowing the NCTC to mirror federal databases containing personal information and hold onto the it for an extended period even if the person is not suspected of involvement in terrorism...
April 16, 2012 Added by:David Navetta
The FTC has a front and center role in data privacy and enforcement. We have written extensively about the FTC’s actions and recommendations. How is the final Framework different from the draft Framework and what should your privacy professionals be taking away from the Framework?
April 11, 2012 Added by:Rebecca Herold
Small to medium sized businesses have legal obligations to protect sensitive information, such as personally identifiable information. Here are some of the common long-held myths related to encryption misconceptions...
April 11, 2012 Added by:Fergal Glynn
Companies that suffer a data breach lose more than just confidential information. Their reputation, productivity, and profitability can all be negatively impacted in the aftermath of even a single incident. The organization may face fines, civil or criminal prosecution...
April 11, 2012 Added by:Thomas Fox
There is an ongoing debate in the compliance world about whether a company can or should combine or separate the role of the CCO from that of the General Counsel. Before a company can answer this question, it must meet No. 6 of the DOJ's minimum best practices requirement...
April 11, 2012 Added by:Electronic Frontier Foundation
Does the government have a responsibility to protect innocent third parties from collateral damage when it seizes their property in the course of prosecuting alleged copyright infringement? That is the question a federal district court will consider...
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NSA Surveillance Is Legal And Not Targeting ... John Smith on 06-13-2013
Vulnerability Management and Root Cause Anal... Ian Tibble on 06-12-2013