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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


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


Accountants ask court to exempt them from Red Flags Rules
  • Foley Hoag LLP
  • USA
  • January 12 2010

Last week the American Institute of Certified Public Accountants (AICPA) filed papers seeking summary judgment in the lawsuit filed against the Federal Trade Commission (FTC) to exempt accountants from the FTC's Red Flags Rules


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."


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?


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: 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


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: 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


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