Is Data Privacy Becoming Extinct?

It seems your digital footprint is getting more and more interesting to more and more parties. There’s been plenty of news this week about the U.K. and France joining the United States in mass monitoring of their citizens’ data.

The U.K. “Snooper’s Charter”

England is already known for monitoring its populace with its many public area surveillance cameras.

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Market Impact of a Data Breach

In my Changeup post the other day, I mentioned that my colleague Paul Henry had saved an organization an estimated $10M (or roughly 15%) in market cap by showing that an intrusion had no material impact. That got me to thinking: what *is* the typical market impact of a breach?

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Data Breach Trends in the Financial Sector

Financial institutions are, it seems, doing a better job at protecting customer data than most industries. This is the conclusion one reaches when looking at the latest data in the Chronology of Data Breaches from the Privacy Rights Clearinghouse.

Overall, the CDB has 2929 breaches in the 2005–2012 timeframe, involving 544,591,013 records (yup,

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Exploring 2012 Data Privacy Threats: Part 2 of 3

This is part two in a series of three on data privacy. Read Pat’s first interview here.

Are we desensitized to hack attacks despite the headline-making stories featuring Anonymous last year? What can we expect in 2012 on the data privacy threat front? And where are the weakest links in the enterprise?

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Your Data Privacy Day: 1 of 3

How Private Is Your Data, Really?

How private is your data? If you are like most people—and even many corporations—you can’t offer a solid answer. Yet one person’s lack of knowledge about data privacy can send a ripple effect through the world as malicious hackers work to steal valuable information from individuals,

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