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Data Protection

7 Ways Data Currently Being Collected About You Could Hurt Your Career or Personal Life

Frank Pasquale | Posted 11.06.2014 | World
Frank Pasquale

Databases may be defaming you without you even knowing it.

For Sale: My Data

Ishani Banerji, Ph.D. | Posted 11.23.2014 | Business
Ishani Banerji, Ph.D.

Would I be willing to sell my online social media activity? What about my location? What about my financial information? These questions led to further questions.

Please Protect Me From My Password

Tarun Sakhrani | Posted 11.21.2014 | Technology
Tarun Sakhrani

In today's day and age, with technology at our fingertips (quite literally) there has been a bit of an invasion of our personal space and our privacy. Some of it is by our choosing, some of it not so much.

Hackers Bypass Home Depot Debit Card PINs

CreditSesame.com | Posted 11.11.2014 | Business
CreditSesame.com

Home Depot hasn't really told us much about their data breach so far, and for that, I say shame on them. One of the few things they did share though, and quite categorically, is that no debit card PINs were exposed in the breach.

Home Depot's Hack Response in Three Little Words

CreditSesame.com | Posted 11.04.2014 | Business
CreditSesame.com

If the Home Depot breach turns out to be as bad or worse than the Target breach, certain things will be unavoidable for the home improvement giant. But there are some things the company can do to help reduce the short and long term impact and cost.

The Big Lie Behind the Biggest Data Breaches

CreditSesame.com | Posted 11.02.2014 | Business
CreditSesame.com

Enough with the data breach excuses already. Not only are they as jaded as the breaches themselves, they're often just not true. In the aftermath of almost every data breach, chances are you're only going to get a boilerplate public statement.

The Hidden Dangers in Your Kid's Backpack

Adam Levin | Posted 10.07.2014 | Technology
Adam Levin

The things your child carries in his or her rucksack can become weapons of your financial destruction if they fall into the wrong hands.

The Dog Days of Summer and 99 Days of Facebook Freedom - Woohoo!

Mark Weinstein | Posted 09.22.2014 | Technology
Mark Weinstein

At the end of the day we are not customers to Facebook rather we are products that offer cash potential to advertisers (their true customers) based on every online move we make. Facebook knows it. We know it. Zuckasaurus knows it.

Apricorn and Toshiba Help Keep Data Safe

Michael L. Berman | Posted 09.06.2014 | Technology
Michael L. Berman

How secure is your data? Can anyone log onto your computer and access files on your hard drives or flash drives? Unless you've been diligent about encrypting and password protecting those files, the answer is probably "I don't know."

Facebook, It's Time We Talk Divorce

Mark Weinstein | Posted 09.04.2014 | Technology
Mark Weinstein

Facebook is doing everything it can to rebuild another you, faster, stronger, more perfect, and more capable of maximizing the profit it hopes to extract with advertisers. Sound farfetched? Not when you throw in the opening an English investigation as to whether Facebook violated data protection laws with its actions.

Anyone Can Find Your Personal Info Online, Right Now

Russ Warner | Posted 07.15.2014 | Technology
Russ Warner

Your personal information is constantly bought, tracked, and sold. There is no way to deny the use and sale of personal data. To prevent future incidents, use extra caution when sharing personal information.

Data Breaches: Why Assigning Blame Is a Zero-Sum Game

Adam Levin | Posted 06.29.2014 | Technology
Adam Levin

Instead of playing the data breach blame game, you need to take control of the situation. Do a few simple things every day and make yourself a tougher get, have the tools to quickly determine if you are in harm's way and have a solution in place to deal with the fallout.

Does Facebook Know Your Location? Not for Long With Location Sentry's App

James Grundvig | Posted 06.23.2014 | Technology
James Grundvig

As the smartphone industry considers adding a 'kill-switch' for mobile devices to curb their theft, law enforcement officials crow that manufacturers ...

NO SECURITY: Mickey Mouseprints

Michael Nirenberg | Posted 05.18.2014 | Huffpost Code
Michael Nirenberg

I haven't been to Disney since the 1980s, and while I was expecting lines and crowds, what awaited us was an unsettling, dystopian security aspect that could have been out of a William Gibson or Bruce Sterling novel.

Human Rights and the Duty to Protect Sensitive Data

Jim Fruchterman | Posted 05.05.2014 | Impact
Jim Fruchterman

Don't victims of human rights abuse, refugees, LGBT individuals, and survivors of gender-based violence deserve the same kind of respect for their sensitive information as you expect when you visit a clinic?

Cybersecurity Industry Interview With Marsh's Matt McCabe: Part Three

Brian E. Finch | Posted 04.06.2014 | Technology
Brian E. Finch

As we kick off 2014, I am starting the New Year with an interview series, which will provide an overview of the cybersecurity industry. In the final p...

Big Data Breaches -- The Shape of Things to Come

Mary Buffett | Posted 04.06.2014 | Business
Mary Buffett

Now that the impact of the Target data breach has grown from 40 million card members to 70 million, and to perhaps as high as 110 million, prepare for all sorts of mayhem because this data theft is just the start of things to come.

Time for an International Convention on Government Access to Data

Brad Smith | Posted 03.24.2014 | Impact
Brad Smith

We need an international legal framework -- an international convention -- to create surveillance and data-access rules across borders.

Prioritizing Student Data Privacy in the Cloud and Beyond

Aimee Rogstad Guidera | Posted 03.09.2014 | Education
Aimee Rogstad Guidera

All of us in education must do more to make sure that we are transparent -- especially with parents -- about what data are collected, who has access to them, how they are used and what efforts are undertaken to protect privacy and keep the data secure.

A Right to Privacy: One Millennial's Take on the NSA Scandal

Kat Haselkorn | Posted 01.31.2014 | DC
Kat Haselkorn

We are the ones with decades (our entire post-elementary school years) of accumulated information online. We should read up on this, form opinions, and ask for what we want.

The Impending Crisis of Data: Do We Need a Constitution of Information?

Emanuel Pastreich | Posted 08.05.2013 | Technology
Emanuel Pastreich

No degree of moral propriety among public servants, or corporate leaders, can stop the explosion of spying and the propagation of false information that we will witness over the next decade.

The Escalating Risk of Cyber Attacks -- VigiTrust's Data Breach Forum

James Grundvig | Posted 07.30.2013 | Technology
James Grundvig

At the VigiTrust "How to Prevent Data Loss and Breaches in the Healthcare Industry" forum, held at the Irish Consulate in New York City, the conferenc...

Are You Safe Making Online Purchases?

Ventura County Star | Timm Herdt | Posted 07.09.2013 | Los Angeles

SACRAMENTO -- How much does an online retailer need to know about you when you purchase something downloaded to your computer or smartphone? The answ...

Companies Should Have a No-porn Policy for Mobile Devices

Russ Warner | Posted 03.20.2013 | Technology
Russ Warner

Some would argue that pornography is harmless. Others argue that it's immoral and brain changing. But, that's not the purpose of this article. Here,...

Do Most Employees Intend to Steal Company Info?

Russ Warner | Posted 05.11.2013 | Small Business
Russ Warner

Employers need to better inform employees about what are and are not acceptable practices in storing, keeping, and sharing data. Employers need to explain what "IP" is and to whom it belongs.