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Privacy and Security Bits and Bytes

There's a report out of the UK that a proposed (and highly controversial) mobile directory has so many people opting-out, that the system has crashed. I guess no one really wants those telemarketers to be able to find them via mobile....UK Mobile Directory Crashes

A good summary from the Edmonton Sun regarding the stunning breach of the Alberta Health Services database - lessons for the US race to electronic medical records....
Privacy breach shocker Alberta News Edmonton Sun

BusinessWeek had a real "heart-to-heart"with Heartland Payment Systems CEO Robert Carr on the data security breach his company experienced late last year. In the article, Carr details the series of events leading up to the breach, and those that followed--the board meeting, the disclosure, damage containment, and the drop in stock price, among others. It's a fascinating look at the inside of a massive data breach and what happens while the company is spinning the disclosure.

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Cynthia J. Larose

Member / Chair, Privacy & Cybersecurity Practice

Cynthia J. Larose is Chair of the firm's Privacy & Cybersecurity Practice, a Certified Information Privacy Professional-US (CIPP-US), and a Certified Information Privacy Professional-Europe (CIPP-E). She works with clients in various industries to develop comprehensive information security programs on the front end, and provides timely counsel when it becomes necessary to respond to a data breach.