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Regulators provide online privacy notice builder to help financial institutions comply with Gramm Leach Bliley Act
  • Foley Hoag LLP
  • USA
  • April 22 2010

Last week a number of federal regulatory agencies rolled out an online privacy notice builder for financial institutions subject to one or more of the Gramm Leach Bliley Act (GLBA) regulations


Incident of the week: NSA officer indicted for emailing classified documents to reporter
  • Foley Hoag LLP
  • USA
  • April 16 2010

On Wednesday, a federal grand jury in Maryland indicted Thomas A Drake, a former employee of the National Security Agency (NSA), on charges that he emailed classified NSA documents and information to Siobhan Gorman, then a reporter for the Baltimore Sun


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


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


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


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


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


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


FTC delays enforcement of red flags rule through December 31, 2010
  • Foley Hoag LLP
  • USA
  • May 28 2010

Today, the Federal Trade Commission issued a press release and an Enforcement Policyextending the deadline for enforcement of the FTC's Red Flags Rule through December 31, 2010