PRIVACY + SECURITY BLOG

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Why Metadata Matters: The NSA and the Future of Privacy

 by Daniel J. Solove Over at Slate, Dahlia Lithwick and Steve Vladeck have a great piece about why “metadata” matters. It is very much worth reading. Here are some of my thoughts on the matter. Several National Security Agency (NSA) surveillance programs involve gathering metadata about our communications (the numbers we call or the email […]

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Data Security: The Greatest Threat Is Internal

by Daniel J. Solove A PC World article discusses a new study by Forrester that reveals that internal threats are the “leading cause” of data breaches. The survey involved companies in Canada, France, Germany, the UK, and the US. The study revealed that 36% of breaches involve “inadvertent misuse of data by employees.” According to […]

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New Privacy Training Programs: US, EU, and Global Privacy Law

by Daniel J. Solove We have launched several new privacy training programs, including a series with brief introductions to privacy law.  We have completed a privacy training program about US Privacy Law with a video and interactive material / quiz questions.  And we just completed a training program about EU Privacy Law.  This program has […]

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