PRIVACY + SECURITY BLOG

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Troublesome Password Practices and the Need for Data Security Training

By Daniel J. Solove A recent study by TeleSign revealed that many people engage in some troublesome password practices. Some of the most alarming findings from the report include: — 73% of accounts use duplicate passwords. — Nearly half of consumers have a password they haven’t changed in 5+ years — “Consumers have an average […]

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Law Firm Cyber Security and Privacy Risks

law firm data security

By Daniel J. Solove Law firms are facing grave privacy and security risks. Although a number of firms are taking steps to address these risks, the industry as a whole needs to grasp the severity of the risk. For firms, privacy and security risks can be significantly higher than for other organizations. Incidents can be […]

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The Worst Password Ever Created

by Daniel J. Solove People create some very bad passwords. In the list of the most popular passwords of 2014, all of them are terrible. Just look at the top 10: 123456 password 12345 12345678 Qwerty 123456789 1234 baseball dragon football […]

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The Most Alarming Fact of the HIPAA Audits

by Daniel J. Solove Are privacy and security laws being enforced effectively? This post is post #5 of a series called Enforcing Privacy and Security Laws. Under the Health Insurance Portability and Accountability Act (HIPAA), various organizations can be randomly selected to be audited – even if no complaint has been issued against them and […]

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Data Security: When Will the Thick Skulls Learn?

Stolen USB Drive

The Wall Street Journal reports the theft of 3.3 million student loan records, including Social Security numbers: Company and federal officials said they believed last week’s theft of identity data on 3.3 million people with student loans was the largest-ever breach of such information and could affect as many as 5% of all federal student-loan […]

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