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Commerce Department: Call for national, voluntary codes of cybersecurity conduct

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Privacy and security has become a major focus of the Department of Commerce.  The Department’s Internet Policy Task Force has issued its second green paper, this one proposing the creation of nationally recognized voluntary codes of conduct to help strengthen cybersecurity.  Comments will be accepted on “Cybersecurity, Innovation and the Internet Economy” through August 1, 2011…. Continue Reading

Restaurant Chain Settles FTC Data Breach Charges

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Yesterday, the Federal Trade Commission (“FTC”) weighed in with another proposed settlement agreement requiring that the Dave & Buster’s restaurant chain that experienced a massive data breach in 2007 establish and maintain a comprehensive information security program as a condition of settling a consumer protection action arising out of that data breach. This is the… Continue Reading

Holiday Privacy Watch: Take care before you donate that cell phone

Posted in Data Breach, Data Compliance & Security

During the holiday season, many organizations are soliciting donations of old cell phones to be repurposed. This is an excellent way to “reuse, reduce, and recycle” and puts those useless (to you) items to use in a positive way, but please remember — important and private data reside in your cell phone’s internal memory, even… Continue Reading

Privacy and Security Bits and Bytes

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Coming back from vacation and catching up on what’s been going on …. In case you are looking for something security-related to do in the month of August — check out the Internet Security Alliance Calendar of Events According to an article, cookies may be back on the menu for U.S. Government web sites…. Continue Reading

Security Bits and Bytes

Posted in Data Breach

The Wall Street Journal reports that the CEO of Heartland Payment Systems “gets religion” on security. You’ll recall that Heartland reported what has been called the “largest security breach ever” earlier in the year. Researchers have uncovered a new platform used by cybercriminals to buy and sell batches of zombie PCs and other tools used… Continue Reading

FTC Issues Consent Order for GLBA Violations

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In the run-up to the enforcement deadline for the Identity Theft Red Flag Rule (August 1, 2009 – more on that in another post), enforcement of the Gramm-Leach-Bliley Privacy Rule and Safeguards Rule has not been forgotten by the Federal Trade Commission. This week, the FTC issued a consent order against mortgage lender James B…. Continue Reading