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Albert Gonzalez gets 20 years for TJXHeartland breaches

  • Foley Hoag LLP
  • -
  • USA
  • -
  • April 2 2010

Last week was a tough week for Albert Gonzalez, the so-called "leader of the largest hacking and identity theft ring ever prosecuted by the U.S. government."

FTC delays enforcement of Red Flags Rule through December 31, 2010 to give Congress time to exempt certain businesses from rule’s requirements

  • Foley Hoag LLP
  • -
  • USA
  • -
  • May 28 2010

This morning, Friday, May 28, 2010, the Federal Trade Commission (FTC) announced that it was extending the deadline for enforcement of the Red Flags Rule through December 31, 2010, in order to give Congress sufficient time to amend the law to exclude certain businesses from application of the Rule

Declassified documents show FBI expanding data mining efforts over 1.5 billion personal records (and counting)

  • Foley Hoag LLP
  • -
  • USA
  • -
  • September 24 2009

Declassified documents obtained (but not published) by WIRED Magazine indicate that the FBI has been hard at work expanding a database of Americans' personal and financial information

The FTC fines Las Vegas man $35,000 for dumping customer financial records in public dumpster

  • Foley Hoag LLP
  • -
  • USA
  • -
  • January 22 2010

This week, the FTC finalized a $35,000 settlement with Gregory Navone, the real estate broker who left 40 boxes of customer tax returns, bank statements, consumer reports and other financial records in a public dumpster behind an office building in Las Vegas

Red Flags Rule enforcement deadline falls next week

  • Foley Hoag LLP
  • -
  • USA
  • -
  • May 27 2010

This Tuesday, June 1, 2010, marks the official deadline for compliance with the Federal Trade Commission's Red Flags Rule

FTC delays enforcement of Red Flags Rule against doctors & hospitals until appeals court rules

  • Foley Hoag LLP
  • -
  • USA
  • -
  • July 2 2010

On June 25, 2010, federal district court judge Reggie B Walton of the United States District Court for the District of Columbia entered a stipulated court order directing the Federal Trade Commission (FTC) to delay enforcement of the FTC's Red Flags Rule against doctors and medical practices represented by the American Medical Association (AMA) and American Osteopathic Association

Incident of the week: Seattle man sentenced to three years in prison for using peer-to-peer software to steal financial records, commit identity theft

  • Foley Hoag LLP
  • -
  • USA
  • -
  • August 13 2009

Yesterday, Frederick Eugene Wood of Seattle was sentenced to 39 months in prison for using LimeWire peer-to-peer (P2P) software to obtain Social Security numbers, bank and financial records and tax returns, which he then used to commit identity theft

FTC tells businesses, schools and local governments: stop sharing personal information on peer-to-peer filesharing networks

  • Foley Hoag LLP
  • -
  • USA
  • -
  • February 23 2010

The Federal Trade Commission (FTC) announced yesterday that it had notified "almost 100" companies and organizations, including schools and local governments, that sensitive personal information from those entities was being shared across peer-to-peer (P2P) filesharing networks

Cracking down: Twitter settles charges that it did not take adequate security precautions to protect user privacy settings

  • Foley Hoag LLP
  • -
  • USA
  • -
  • June 24 2010

Today, the Federal Trade Commission (FTC) and Twitter announced that Twitter has agreed to settle FTC charges that the company failed to take sufficient security measures to protect user privacy settings

Ponemon study finds average cost of data breach was $3.4 million in 2009

  • Foley Hoag LLP
  • -
  • USA
  • -
  • May 3 2010

Last week, the Ponemon Institute and PGP Corporation released the results of their Global 2009 Annual Study on Cost of a Data Breach