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Facebook Privacy Sherpas, the Internet of Things, and Other Privacy + Security Updates

By Daniel J. Solove and Paul M. Schwartz This post is co-authored with Professor Paul M. Schwartz. This post is part of a post series where we round up some of the interesting news and resources we’re finding. For a PDF version of this post, and for archived issues of previous posts, click here. […]

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Should the FTC Be Regulating Privacy and Data Security?

by Daniel J. Solove This post was co-authored with Professor Woodrow Hartzog. This past Tuesday the Federal Trade Commission (FTC) filed a complaint against AT&T for allegedly throttling the Internet of its customers even though they paid for unlimited data plans. This complaint was surprising for many, who thought the Federal Communications Commission (FCC) was […]

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Follow Professor Solove on Social Media

If you are interested in privacy and data security issues, there are many great ways Professor Solove can help you stay informed: Professor Solove’s LinkedIn Influencer blog You can follow Professor Solove on his blog at LinkedIn, where he is an “LinkedIn Influencer.”  He blogs about various privacy and data security issues. His blog has […]

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4 Points About the Target Breach and Data Security

by Daniel J. Solove There seems to be a surge in data security attacks lately. First came news of the Target attack. Then Neiman Marcus. Then the U.S Courts. Then Michael’s. Here are four points to consider about data security: 1. Beware of fraudsters engaging in post-breach fraud. After the Target breach, fraudsters sent out […]

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A List of Privacy Training and Data Security Training Requirements in Laws, Regulations, and Industry Codes

by Daniel J. Solove I was recently asked whether I had a list of the various laws, regulations, and industry codes that require privacy and/or data security training.  I know about a number of training requirements, but didn’t have a formal list.  I realized that such a list would be useful, so I created one […]

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New Financial Privacy Training Programs

by Daniel J. Solove We have begun producing a new program series about financial privacy.  The first two programs are completed. The first part is an overview video that discusses the importance of financial privacy and the various laws and regulations that regulate.  These laws and regulations are discussed very broadly.  The video concludes with […]

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FreeCreditReport.com Spoof Song

Free Credit Report

I’ve blogged in the past about FreeCreditReport.com and the fact that I think it ought to be shut down. This is one of the rather obnoxious attempts by the credit reporting agencies to exploit people’s fears of identity theft as a tool to generate money. FreeCreditReport.com is not free. You can get your free credit […]

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Is Identity Theft Really Declining?

Identity Theft

A study by Javelin Strategy & Research finds that identity theft declined by 11.5% in 2006: According to the study, 8.4 million adult Americans, or one in 27, learned last year that criminals committed fraud with personal data such as credit card or Social Security numbers. That’s down from 8.9 million in 2005 and 10.1 million in […]

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The Pentagon, the CIA, and National Security Letters

Government Surveillance

From the New York Times: The Pentagon and to a lesser extent the CIA have been using a little-known power to look at the banking and credit records of hundreds of Americans and others suspected of terrorism or espionage within the United States, officials said Saturday. The C.I.A. has also been issuing what are known as […]

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