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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


FTC announces delay in red flags enforcement until November 1, 2009
  • Foley Hoag LLP
  • USA
  • July 29 2009

Amidst calls from the legal community, the Federal Trade Commission's (FTC) announced this morning that it was delaying enforcement of the FTC's Red Flag Rules until November 1, 2009


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?


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: 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 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


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


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