Data Storage

This is FindLaw's Legal Technology Center's collection of Data Storage articles. Information, white papers, case studies and press releases on data storage issues such as memory, backup format, disk to tape, loss prevention, disaster preparedness, risk management, records retention, remote storage facilities and more are provided here.
Data Storage Articles
    • Research Debunks Common Myths that Contribute to IT Failures

      Symantec Corp. today released the Symantec IT Risk Management Report Volume II, revealing that awareness of the importance of IT risk management is increasing, however several myths persist.

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    • Insecurity In the Digital World

      More and more, we are going paperless, with all sorts of information stored electronically. Of course, there are many advantages to maintaining information in electronic form, including searchability ease and cutting down on the overhead of storage space. But this column is not about the favorable aspects of electronic data retention.

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    • IRS Not Adequately Protecting Sensitive Data

      First, the IRS takes your money, and now it seems that the IRS may not be adequately protecting your private information, according to a recent report by the Treasury Inspector General for Tax Administration. Curious? You should be.

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    • Court Rules CDA Unconstitutional

      Congress and Clinton easily passed the Communications Decency Act (CDA) in February 1996 and championed it as the cure-all for concerns about children's access to adult online materials. However, a three-judge panel recently published a nearly two hundred page tome to smite the challenged clauses of the CDA.

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    • Data Security: Wake Up Corporate America!

      Corporate America, if you are not awake yet, you will be after reading this. Notwithstanding ample attention and effort focused on data security, an unbelievable but true 63% of U.S. corporations do not think that they can prevent data breaches, according to a recent report provided exclusively first to this columnist.

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    • Tussling with Turing Machines

      The first tenet of the legal system is that the law is based upon wealth, not logic. The second tenet is that the law is a shape shifter, infinitely changing and variable.

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    • Tech Tips: Photo Evidence and Data Migration
      Technology tips on finding data regarding electronic images and data migration.

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    • Can You Bother Not To Backup? Don't Even Think About It!

      On September 11th, many attorneys with offices in downtown Manhattan were hit with a dose of reality about managing their practices. For some, it was a hard lesson about what can happen if you forget to backup your computer data, client contacts, and practice management information. Yet the fact remains that backing up data is a lot like talking with your dentist about flossing: it's something that you probably hate doing.

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    • 7th Cir. Upholds ISP Search Warrant, Patriot Act in US v. Berkos

      In the course of investigating Daniel Berkos for failure to pay child support, federal investigators discovered that he operated two companies connected to websites hosted in Houston, Texas. The investigators applied for, and received, a search warrant from a district court judge in the Northern District of Illinois ordering the website hosting company to turn over electronic communications related to the two companies.

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    • Ninth Circuit Denies Website Immunity in Housing Discrimination Suit
      The Court of Appeals for the Ninth Circuit has just ruled that Roommates.com, an apartment-sharing website, can't claim immunity from a housing discrimination suit based on Section 230 of the Communications Decency Act, largely based on the content of the drop-down menus the site employs during the user registration process.

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