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State legislatures are starting to make data breach laws tougher in light of the increasing number of data breaches and the difficulty of legal recourse through the judicial system. On July 1, 2015, Connecticut Governor Dannel Malloy (D) signed a bill into law that provides more protections to Connecticut residents who are victims of stolen [...]

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In this era of technology, consumers are increasingly worried about protecting their private personally identifiable information. According to the Federal Trade Commission, identity theft topped the list of consumer complaints for 2014, beating out debt collection and imposter scams for the number one spot.  Companies, such as LifeLock, make a profit out of protecting consumers’ [...]

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Privacy Concerns Plague Education Apps

On April 10, 2015 By Kelsey Zottnick

The app world appears poised to disrupt the education industry.  Countless start-ups, fueled by billions in venture capital, are scrambling to capture schools’ attention. At first glance, these companies offer innovative ways to engage students in the learning process. For instance, adaptive learning apps for subjects like math calibrate lessons to individual learning patterns. Other [...]

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Campaign Technology 2016: A Political Odyssey

On February 13, 2015 By Zac Parsons

As technology becomes increasingly pervasive in everyday life, politics is no exception. In 2008, President Obama’s campaign harnessed data in an unprecedented way. He created a digital apparatus that harnessed the power of social media and other emerging digital mediums. Following that unprecedented use of technology in 2008, many campaigns focused their [...]

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International Cybertheft on the Rise

On October 22, 2014 By Christine Carletta

In the wake of the government’s indictment against members of Unit 61398, the Shanghai-based cyberunit of the People’s Liberation Army, economic cybertheft against private industries continues to rise. Last week, the FBI issued a private warning to industries that another high-level group of Chinese hackers [...]

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ABA Urges Increased Cybersecurity Measures

On August 26, 2014 By Edmund Semmes

Last week the American Bar Association adopted a new resolution urging all organizations in the  private and public sector to enhance their cybersecurity protocols. Resolution 109 recommends several cybersecurity standards and notes that security failures often arise when these standards are not fully implemented or [...]

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Data Security and the Target Holiday Breach

On January 17, 2014 By John Craven

As the amount of consumer information stored and analyzed online by large corporations increases, the risk of identity theft and consumer fraud also greatly increase. In December, credit and debit card information of approximately 40 million Target customers was stolen when the Target computer systems were breached. This theft also included the personal identification [...]

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