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
    • 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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    • Broadband Users Can't Sue Comcast for Alleged Privacy Violations

      Users of Comcast's high-speed Internet service cannot sue the company for allegedly violating a law that protects the privacy of cable television customers, a federal appeals court has ruled.

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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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    • 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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    • 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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    • 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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    • Tech Tips: Virtual Private Networks (VPN) and Storage

      Technology tips on choosing between DSL, cable or satellite with a VPN, and replacing floppies as a file storage medium.

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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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