In this post, I will discuss how the law should handle privacy and security harms. One potential solution is for the law to have statutory damages – a set minimum amount of damages for privacy/security violations. A few privacy statutes have them, such as the Electronic Communications Privacy Act (...
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Tuesday, July 22, 2014
Wednesday, July 16, 2014
Data brokers may soon become the pariahs of cyberspace if they don’t adopt principles of “responsible use.” And, if cloud service providers don’t watch out, they risk becoming tarred with the same brush....
Tuesday, July 15, 2014
From my vantage point data centers are really about four distinct services. They represent the compute power, the storage capability, the network (delivery) system and finally a structured place to build security solutions. So based on my view let’s take a look at what the data center of tomorro...
Thursday, July 10, 2014
In a unanimous decision resolving two separate cases concerning cell phones seized during arrests (consolidated as Riley v. California) the court held that a judicial warrant is required before police search the contents of such cell phones. ...
Tuesday, July 08, 2014
In this post, I want to explore two issues that frequently emerge in privacy and data security cases: (a) the future risk of harm; and (b) individual vs. social harm....
Tuesday, July 22, 2014
There are notable differences between EU and U.S. data protection law. There is also equally notable skepticism in the U.S. and EU about the other legal system’s approach....
Monday, July 21, 2014
Our new survey shows fed agencies focusing more on security, as they should, but they're still behind the times with cloud use, data center consolidation, and overall innovation. ...
Sunday, July 20, 2014
New York has always had a larger-than-life influence on the state and local IT market. While perhaps not as innovative as Pennsylvania or as vendor-friendly as Colorado, the Empire State doles out upwards of a billion dollars in IT spending every year — and with that comes buying power and trendset...
Friday, July 18, 2014
Many regulations, laws, and industry guidelines govern how sensitive personal information and regulated data are managed in the healthcare, banking, and financial industries. Improper release of regulated or sensitive information can result in significant consequences and damage, making compliance ...
Thursday, July 17, 2014
The way government delivers IT services has undergone major changes in recent years. Now, as agencies move past simply getting their email to the cloud look to the next big thing, "cloud brokers” are stepping up to see where they fit into the equation. ...