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July, 2009

July 29, 2009  9:59 PM

Government bodies’ dueling legislative answers to data protection laws

SarahCortes Sarah Cortes Profile: SarahCortes

When it comes to data security legislation, do you prefer the perspective of the White House, Capitol Hill or Beacon Hill? This is not a trick question. While the White House refined its philosophy in the

July 29, 2009  2:27 PM

Cloud computing data security creates challenges for compliance officers

Scot Petersen Scot Petersen Profile: Scot Petersen

Cloud computing is just another form of outsourcing, and like outsourcing, it comes with its own set of risks and compliance challenges. As the data center begins to disappear into the cloud, data security tops the list. But is encryption, specifically public key infrastructure, up to the task...

July 22, 2009  2:29 PM

Compliance resources: Tips and news from around TechTarget

GuyPardon Guy Pardon Profile: GuyPardon

Did you know that TechTarget now has more than 60 different websites, each of which focuses on a different form of technology? You can find compliance resources on nearly...

July 21, 2009  5:58 PM

Freerisk financial risk modeling services challenge S&P, Moody’s

Scot Petersen Scot Petersen Profile: Scot Petersen

In the wake of the financial meltdown trigged by the subprime mortgage crisis in the fall of 2008, credit ratings agencies like Moody's and Standard and Poor's became the focus for some of the blame. Did they ignore key risk indicators that would have alerted investors much earlier to the house of...

July 20, 2009  7:26 PM

Managing e-discovery and compliance: What would Eliot Spitzer do?

SarahCortes Sarah Cortes Profile: SarahCortes

E-discovery - or electronic discovery - has many technical aspects. Questions of available tools, case law, regulations and scope are critical. One of the most important and often overlooked...

July 17, 2009  10:22 AM

No easy answers for complying with data protection regulations

Scot Petersen Scot Petersen Profile: Scot Petersen

As the effective date of Jan. 1, 2010, approaches for Massachusetts’ data protection regulation, business owners and information security managers are getting a little bit edgy about compliance with MA 201 CMR...

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July 8, 2009  3:39 PM

Professor McAfee on Enterprise 2.0 and compliance: Slight risk

GuyPardon Guy Pardon Profile: GuyPardon

This year, I approached the annual Enterprise 2.0 Conference in Boston with a specific question: Can an organization in a regulated industry adopt enterprise social software and remain...

July 7, 2009  6:46 PM

Online privacy? Principles of self-regulation emerge, feds to follow

GuyPardon Guy Pardon Profile: GuyPardon

Last week, a collection of trade organizations announced the release of a set of privacy principles for the use and collection of behavioral data in online advertising. The public adoption of these principles...

July 7, 2009  5:50 PM

Unleashing the potential of sustainable business practices

Scot Petersen Scot Petersen Profile: Scot Petersen

President Obama met with business leaders on July 2 to discuss not only how businesses can reduce their carbon footprint and energy consumption, but also how these...

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