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New Year’s Resolutions – Privacy & Security

Posted in 201 CMR 17.00, Data Breach, Data Compliance & Security, HIPAA/HITECH, Identity Theft, Privacy Regulation, Secure Traveling, Security

Since it’s traditionally the time for new beginnings and resolutions to clear away old habits, we’d like to pass on some tips for improving privacy and security in your operations — and in your own life —  in 2012. 1.   Be sure to secure. Many data breaches occur by leaving sensitive information lying around the… Continue Reading

Two privacy issues from North of the Border

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Ann Cavoukian, Ontario’s information and privacy commissioner, has issued her 2009 Annual Report, entitled “Access & Privacy, A Time for Innovation.” One of Cavoukian’s main subjects this year is the smart grid and the associated privacy issues, including the collection of knowledge about personal habits via “smart” appliances communicating with the grid. Cavoukian is a… Continue Reading

What is happening with Registered Traveler data? It’s not “Clear”….

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As I blogged a few weeks back, the “Clear” Registered Traveler program abruptly ended because the service provider ceased operations. The announcement at the time raised the questions of what happens to the vast trove of personal information and biometric data that the company collected in order to “clear” frequent fliers who ponied up the… Continue Reading

Not “Clear” What Happens to Passenger Data…..

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Bad news if you were a frequent flyer who ponied up the $199 annual fee to participate in Verified Identity Pass, Inc.’s registered traveler program, branded as “Clear.” Last night, the company announced that it was “unable to negotiate an agreement with its senior creditor” and shut down. Membership fees will not be refunded. The… Continue Reading