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Massachusetts regulators propose amendments to information security regulations, delay enforcement until March 1, 2010
  • Foley Hoag LLP
  • USA
  • August 18 2009

On Monday, August 17, 2009, the Massachusetts Office of Consumer Affairs and Business Regulation (OCABR) indicated that it will be modifying some provisions of the strict Massachusetts information security regulations first promulgated last year, 201 CMR 17


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


Massachusetts holds public hearing on information security regulations -- regulators contemplating additional revisions in final rulemaking
  • Foley Hoag LLP
  • USA
  • September 22 2009

This morning, the Massachusetts Office of Consumer Affairs and Business Regulations (OCABR) held a public hearing in connection with its promulgation of revisions to the Commonwealth's information privacy regulations, 201 CMR 17.00


Incident of the week: hack of researchers' email triggers "Climategate"
  • Foley Hoag LLP
  • USA
  • December 3 2009

Compared to security breaches that involve credit card and bank account information, other breaches in security often get somewhat short-changed in the media, notwithstanding the occasional hack of a celebrity cell phone


Incident of the week: Russian company proves that WiFiwireless networks no longer secure
  • Foley Hoag LLP
  • Global, USA
  • October 15 2009

ElcomSoft Co. Ltd., a Moscow-based "password recovery" company, has announced that its software can make an encrypted wireless network accessible using only a PC and the innovative computing power of consumer graphics cards from Nvidia


Incident of the week: ChoicePoint settles FTC charges that it failed to turn on "key monitoring tool"
  • Foley Hoag LLP
  • USA
  • October 23 2009

This week, ChoicePoint, Inc. finalized its settlement with the Federal Trade Commission (FTC) to resolve charges stemming from a 2008 breach that compromised the personal information of 13,750 consumers


Federal judge rules that lawyers need not comply with Red Flags Rules
  • Foley Hoag LLP
  • USA
  • October 30 2009

After hearing argument yesterday, Federal District Judge Reggie B. Walton entered an order this morning granting the American Bar Association's (ABA) request that lawyers be excluded from enforcement of the Federal Trade Commission's (FTC's) controversial Red Flags Rules


Massachusetts regulators finalizing information security regulations, keep March 1, 2010 deadline
  • Foley Hoag LLP
  • USA
  • November 2 2009

According to BNA reporter Martha Kessler, the Massachusetts Office of Consumer Affairs and Business Regulation (OCABR) has filed its final information security regulations and will be making them public this week


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


Social networking sites used as command and control structure for botnets
  • Foley Hoag LLP
  • USA
  • August 28 2009

Are you having trouble making sense of social networking sites like Twitter?