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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
  • 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


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


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


Spokeo in violation of federal privacy laws according to new FTC complaint
  • Foley Hoag LLP
  • USA
  • July 1 2010

This week, the Center for Democracy & Technology (CDT) submitted a complaint to the Federal Trade Commission (FTC) alleging that the data broker website Spokeo was violating federal financial privacy law by not taking adequate safeguards to protect consumers


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


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


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?


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


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