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Monthly Archives: November 2012

Privacy: The Latest Victim of Europe’s Privacy Regulation

Posted in Data Breach, Privacy Regulation, Security Programs & Policies

The European Union has proposed a privacy policy that will inevitably deprive many people of their privacy. Now working its way through the tortuous Brussels process, the regulation includes a “right to data portability.” Typically, this is Commission-speak for a regulatory requirement that information services must hand over all of a subscriber’s historical data upon request,… Continue Reading

The Hackback Debate

Posted in Cybersecurity and Cyberwar, Privacy Regulation, Security Programs & Policies

The vulnerability of computer networks to hacking grows more troubling every year. No network is safe, and hacking has evolved from an obscure hobby to a major national security concern. Cybercrime has cost consumers and banks billions of dollars. Yet few cyberspies or cybercriminals have been caught and punished. Law enforcement is overwhelmed both by… Continue Reading