“Data Privacy Day?”

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Did you know that January 28th was “Data Privacy Day?” We didn’t either! However, a few organizations did “celebrate,” particularly the Online Trust Alliance (OTA) by releasing its 2011 Data Breach & Loss Incident Readiness Guide:

The OTA Data Brach Incident Readiness Guide aims to raise awareness of the severity of a data breach while helping businesses and organizations prevent and mitigate data security ...

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Big Brother is Storing

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During a recent hearing, the Department of Justice stated that it wants US ISPs to store more data that tracks customer activity. InformationWeek’s Thomas Claburn reported that the DOJ needs the information to investigate Internet crimes, particularly those involving the victimization of children.

Regardless of motivation, the effect has been to frustrate investigators. Weinstein cited a child pornography investigation in which child sexual abuse images were uploaded hundreds ...

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The Climb

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We’re well into 2011 and 2010 retrospectives are steadily coming out. InfoSecurity published an interesting one, stating that there were 662 reported data breaches in the US this past year:

A couple of noteworthy lowlights from the report include breaches affecting two of the ‘Holy Grails’ of personal information: Social Security numbers and credit/debit card details. Sixty-two percent of the reported incidents involved the loss of Social Security ...

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Healthcare Data- Risks & Reward

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As always, with new advances in technology that make lives easier always come with risks. Infosecurity reported on the results of a panel discussion between healthcare experts regarding healthcare data security, coming to interesting yet not very surprising conclusions:

“2011 will be the year that Americans recognize they can’t control personal health information in health IT systems and data exchanges. Will 2011 be the year that data security ...

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