Archive for the ‘Security and privacy Law’ Category

International law firms see ISO 27001 certification as competitive differentiator

International law firms see ISO 27001 certification as competitive differentiator by Melanie Watson ISO 27001 has long been regarded as the information security standard to protect a company’s sensitive information, but more recently law firms have been viewing it as a key competitive differentiator in their field. Key selling point Shook, Hardy & Bacon achieved […]

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The Protection of Personal Information Act (POPI) in South Africa – Benefits and Challenges

by Ilenia Vidili In South Africa the Protection of Personal information Act (POPI) aims to regulate how companies secure the integrity and confidentiality of their data assets by taking technical and organisational measures to prevent the loss of, and damage and unauthorised access to, personal information. POPI was signed into law on 26th November 2013 […]

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Unreasonable searches and drone killings

Peter Scheer @ SFChronicle.com on June 12, 2013 – Open Forum on NSA’s snooping First came news accounts of the government’s use of armed drones in the targeted killing of terrorists abroad. Then came the revelations about government surveillance programs, breathtaking in their scale, tapping into data on phone calls, e-mails, Internet searches and more. […]

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New California Data Breach Notification Law

Information Security Law: The Emerging Standard for Corporate Compliance At the beginning of September, there was an addition to the Data Breach Notification laws of California. S.B. 24 was signed into law and will take effect the first day of 2012. This law will require specific actions be taken in the event of a data […]

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Court Ruling on “Due Diligence” Online Banking Security

The ruling in the Patco Construction vs. People’s United Bank case set precedence, because the judge basically ruled that the bank’s below par security was sufficient for small business — and Patco (small business) was held liable for paying for the fraud that was a result of an average bank security. To know more details […]

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Privacy and Law

Your personal info is manageable and controlable most of the time as far as privacy is concern , until you have to use it for commercial use (to apply cxredit card, to apply for bank account or to apply for a job). then it depends on these commercial entities how they are goning to use, […]

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