Data Storage

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Data Storage Articles
    • Attorney General Commands Open Government

      In a recent memorandum to heads of federal executive departments and agencies, Attorney General Eric Holder, Jr. has followed President Obama's earlier lead in instructing that the Freedom of Information Act be administered with the clear presumption of openness.

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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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    • 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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    • 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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    • 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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    • 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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    • Bills Before Congress Could Increase Risk of Data Breaches and Raise Internet Costs

      The amount of data that Internet Service Providers (ISPs) retain regarding their users will increase if a new bill in the House of Representatives becomes law. That bill, coupled with a bill before the Senate that proposes high standards for the protection of sensitive personal electronic information, could significantly raise costs for ISPs and consumers, and result in more data insecurity, not less.

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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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    • Virtual Legal Chickens Come Home To Roost In Real Courts

      Netizens spend more and more time living their lives in online virtual worlds these days. Participants pursue their virtual lives through avatars, the visual representations of people in virtual worlds. While most virtual world interactions remain virtual, taking place entirely in fictitious realms, virtual disputes are increasingly landing in real courts right here on terra firma.

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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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