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Privacy and Security Bits and Bytes

Just some nuggets to wrap up the week:

Think about this as you speed through the E-Z Pass lanes this weekend…..
Report Warns of Losing "Locational Privacy" Security Management - The Electronic Frontier Foundation (EFF) has a new report out, as discussed in Security Management, about the issues of locational privacy.

An interesting piece at Information Security Resources -- A Guide to Identity Theft and the Recession : Information Security Resources

More on the real cost of data breaches…
Heartland Payment Systems said it spent $32 million this year paying for costs related to the major data breach it disclosed in January, including $22.1 million to cover fines from key payment card brands and a settlement offer. Read more on StoreFront Backtalk

And finally…. (SATIRE ALERT)
Would you like to move where NO ONE knows your name? The intrepid reporters at The Onion tell us about The “Opt-Out Village” at Google. Google Opt Out Feature Lets Users Protect Privacy By Moving To Remote Village The Onion - America's Finest News Source

Have a great (and private) weekend!

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Cynthia J. Larose

Member / Co-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.