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Utility Breach Prompts Enforcement and Industry-Wide Security Review

September 06, 2012 Added by:David Navetta

Expect an uptick in privacy enforcement by state utility regulators. Utilities across the country are advised to review their information security programs (including vendor management requirements) and breach response processes to address their regulators' concerns...

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Leadership in the Compliance Department

September 05, 2012 Added by:Thomas Fox

While a leader can provide some insights based on experience, and perhaps give a different view, the employee who brought up the compliance issue will probably be more intimately involved with it. The employee may have thought through a resolution to the potential issue as well...

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NSA Still Warrantlessly Wiretapping Americans

August 30, 2012 Added by:Electronic Frontier Foundation

There’s long been ample evidence the NSA has been unlawfully collecting Americans' communications since the passage of the FISA Amendments Act. As the New York Times reported in 2009, the NSA was still collecting purely domestic communications of Americans' in a "significant and systemic" way...

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TPP: Don’t Let Them Trade Away Internet Freedom

August 28, 2012 Added by:Electronic Frontier Foundation

The intellectual property (IP) chapter would have negative ramifications for freedom and innovation and second, the process has shut out multi-stakeholder participation and is shrouded in secrecy. The TPP is a threat because it rewrites global rules on IP enforcement and restrict the public domain...

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FTC Seeks Comment on Proposed Revisions to COPPA Rule

August 27, 2012 Added by:David Navetta

The proposed modifications to the definitions of "operator" and "website or online service directed to children" address commenters’ concerns related to the use of third party advertising networks and downloadable software kits, or plug ins, that collect personal information through child-directed websites...

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California Location Privacy Bill Passes Assembly

August 26, 2012 Added by:Electronic Frontier Foundation

The bill requires law enforcement to obtain a search warrant anytime it requests location information from an electronic device. It codifies the Supreme Court's decision from earlier this year that the installation of a GPS device for purposes of an investigation requires a search warrant...

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How Do You Change to a Culture of Compliance?

August 23, 2012 Added by:Thomas Fox

Unlike the insurance industry, which helps companies manage risks through financial instruments, risk management attempts to avoid or at least control risk. The next time you hear the mindless prattle of “but we’ve always done it that way”, get some ideas on how to change your company’s compliance culture...

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Messaging Mishaps Have Collateral Damage

August 21, 2012 Added by:Rebecca Herold

Bottom line for all organizations, from the largest to the smallest: You need to establish messaging policies that clearly communicate that all emails sent through the company email system are subject to monitoring, and that no one using the system should have any expectation of privacy for the messages...

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Electronic Frontier Foundation: Civil Liberties in the Digital World

August 21, 2012

“If the government or private organization tries to censor speech online, tries to shut down security researchers from presenting their research, we help to step in and make sure there is open communication and the internet and technology remains free and robust for everyone to use...."

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Illinois Bars Employers from Obtaining Social Media Credentials

August 20, 2012 Added by:David Navetta

Although privacy advocates and federal regulators and legislators have primarily been focusing on consumer privacy issues, such as behavioral advertising and data mining, the significant changes in workplace privacy protections demand continued vigilance from employers...

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These Drones are Made for Watchin'

August 19, 2012 Added by:Electronic Frontier Foundation

The public has been pushing back on broad use of drones by law enforcement. At the request of reporters, advocacy organizations and city councils, public agencies have been required to justify their drone purchases and develop clear policies on when and under what conditions they will use drones for surveillance...

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Lessons in the Evolution of Compliance in China

August 16, 2012 Added by:Thomas Fox

As Chinese companies engage with partners, globally and locally, their internal and external business practices are evolving. The article “The Myths of Gift Giving” found that many Chinese companies now put greater emphasis on professionalism and building trust and confidence in business capabilities...

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Not Providing Education is the Dumbest Idea for Infosec

August 14, 2012 Added by:Rebecca Herold

Every year or so, an otherwise smart information security professional publishes some really bad information security advice about how awareness and training is a waste of time and money. Bottom line for all organizations: Humans have always been and will always be the weakest link in security...

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Silly Putty and Compliance: Remember It’s Not Always About You

August 08, 2012 Added by:Thomas Fox

This is not the problem where the legal department or compliance department is viewed as the Land of No, inhabited by only Dr. No. It is, instead, the perception that legal or compliance simply institutes requirements without even talking to the people they affect the most, the business unit employees...

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Remote Forensics Trojans, Surveillance and Investigations

August 07, 2012 Added by:Pierluigi Paganini

Thus the problem of acquisition using RFS tools is that not only is the original source (the computer) not subjected to seizure, it is not in a static environment and can be manipulated. Evidence obtained from an unsecured system can always be subject to a challenge to its authenticity and reliability...

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FBI’s Facial Recognition is Coming to a State Near You

August 07, 2012 Added by:Electronic Frontier Foundation

The FBI wants to be able to search and identify people in photos of crowds and in pictures posted on social media sites—even if the people in those photos haven’t been arrested for or even suspected of a crime. The FBI may also want to incorporate those crowd or social media photos into its face recognition database...

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