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Privacy and Security Bits and Bytes

After yet another week without power due to a history-making "Snowtober" storm, the Northeast is starting to recover, along with the editor of this blog.

Here are some bits and bytes for a Friday afternoon:

  • For those of you now able to log on and read this, here is a recent Mintz article centering on the smart grid and privacy issues --¬†perhaps a "smarter" grid could help to get outages resolved faster.
  • USA Today reports on Facebook's impending (yet again) overhaul of members' profile pages and the new "Timeline" feature.
  • The New Hampshire Supreme Court has sided with two New Hampshire newspapers in ruling that the public has a right to know the names and payment amounts of the state's top 500 pension earners.
  • The International Association of Privacy Professionals has published a review of new guidance from the French Data Protection Authority (CNIL) addressing the so-called "cookie directive," including a discussion of the ways to obtain user consent and the risks of not complying with the new rules.

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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.