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Top 8 Minds in Online Privacy

1. Alessandro Acquisti @ssnstudy Acquisti is a professor of computer science at Carnegie-Mellon University, and is also a researcher at Cylab, a data security research center at CMU. He’s best...

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5 Things Privacy Experts Want You to Know About Wearables

There’s been a lot of news lately in the health and fitness wearables space. Apple just announced they’re releasing an app, called “Health,” as well as a cloud-based platform “Health...

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Meanwhile Back at the EU: Google Runs into Fundamental Privacy Rights

There’s been a long standing dispute between the EU regulators and Google over whether it could be forced to remove links from its web search results.  Today, the European Court...

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What is HIPAA and why should I care?

What is HIPAA? The Health Insurance Portability and Accountability Act of 1996, which requires the establishment of national standards for electronic health care transactions and national identifiers for providers, health...

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EU to Google: We Really Mean it About Data Retention Limits

“Are these data and privacy protection regulations serious or are they just for show?”  I’ve been hearing that question lately from the tech reporters and journalists who’ve been contacting me....

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From the HIPAA Case Files: Jail Time, Fines, and Access Rights

While I was conducting some research on compliance laws for a customer, I found myself reviewing the penalties written into the 1996 Health Information Portability and Accountability Act, otherwise known...

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4 Secrets for Archiving Stale Data Efficiently

The mandate to every IT department these days seems to be: “do more with less.”  The basic economic concept of scarcity is hitting home for many IT teams, not only...

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The New Privacy Environment: European Union Leads the Way on Personal Data Protection

We all understand the risks in accidentally revealing a social security number. But are there other pieces of less identifying or even anonymous information that taken together act like a...

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Data Classification Tips: Finding Credit Card Numbers

Data classification is a critical piece of the data governance puzzle.  In order to be successful at governing data, you have to know—at all times—where your sensitive data is concentrated,...

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Authorized Access – Understanding how US laws affect your authorization policies

In 1986, the United States Congress passed the Computer Fraud and Abuse Act (CFAA).  While the intent of these laws were originally to protect government computers and information from hackers,...

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