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
    • Privacy Hits Center Stage

      A decade ago, long before the Internet was a robust commercial medium, I started writing about online privacy issues. At the time, legal colleagues told me that while the issues were interesting from academic standpoint, they had no real world application. I explained that there would come a time when good privacy meant good business, and bad privacy meant horrible business. That time has arrived.

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    • Enforcement of Red Flags Identity Theft Rule Delayed
      What is known as the Red Flag Rule was developed under the Fair and Accurate Credit Transactions (FACT) Act. The Red Flag Rule requires financial institutions and creditors with covered accounts to put in place identity theft prevention programs to identify, detect and respond to activities that could indicate identity theft.

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    • Dismissal Upheld Despite Employer's Google Search for Employee's Prior Work History

      An employee recently argued that he was improperly terminated based on his employer's Google search relating to his prior work background. Should such an argument stick? Well, it did not in this particular case, Mullins v. Department of Commerce, just decided on a non-precedential basis by the United States Court of Appeals for the Federal Circuit.

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    • Behavioral Advertising: How To Get It Right?

      Internet users tend to desire customized experiences, whereby content that is relevant to their particular interests is brought easily to their attention. Yet, Internet users have concerns about the revelation of their private information.

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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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    • Are The Online Kids Alright?

      Some people believe that teenagers are reckless in protecting their private information on the Internet. Others are of the belief that teens are Net-savvy and are at least as smart as adults when it comes to safeguarding themselves in Cyberspace. So, what is the truth?

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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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    • Unauthorized Access to Computer Data: How to Shape Law and Protect Data
      In the not too distant past industrial espionage consisted of photocopying and carting out files and identity theft, a rare crime until recent years, happened when someone lost his or her wallet to a pick pocket. The computer and the Internet have dramatically changed the playing field.. Now, customer lists, marketing and strategic plans and financial information can be passed to the competition with a simple click of the mouse, and a high school hacker can break into computers that store a wealth of personal information.

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    • Judge Dismisses Would-be Governor's Suit Against Ask.com and Yahoo!

      A perennial New York political candidate recently lost a lawsuit brought against two websites alleging that they interfered with his "Master Election Plan." William Murawski claimed that Ask.com and Yahoo! had defamed him and violated his right to free speech through their actions, but a judge for the District Court for the Southern District of New York thought otherwise.

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    • Networking in a Nutshell for 2006

      We've assembled some of the top issues in the networking and storage sphere that ran in the Legal Technology Center over the course of the past year, and we offer them up so that you can relive the highs and lows that were 2006.  

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