Data Security of ESI

Data security and the insecurity of electronically stored information (ESI) is ephemeral.  Data security is not as predictable as one would prefer to think.  Any anticipation of a data security incident or of its origin is absolutely unpredictable.  With every incident, the attention is always on possible external sources.  All too often, little effort is…

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Internet Freedom

Internet freedom is surely under stated, considering the extent of communications and the amount of data shared and transmitted.  Among the billions of daily data bits transmitted among users, unfortunately there are abuses.  Internet freedom is taken for granted by millions of users that resort to the Internet for less than beneficial reasons.  Online fraud,…

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Cybersecurity Term Use

Cybersecurity term use may not be as clear as it is used in every day conversation.  Cybersecurity as a term has been bouncing around by many without carefully determining what it encompasses.  The same can be said of ‘data security,’ it’s sibling.  From an operational aspect advising client it is important that there be clear…

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Consumer Data Privacy Versus Data Economy

Consumer data privacy versus the data economy concern has had recurring attention and does not seem to stop. There are too many occurrences of loose transfers of consumer data.  From a consumer perspective, it appears it has been ignored as a result of the cycle of benefit and compromises, along with the cyber vulnerabilities, and…

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Business Records Handling

Business records are created every minute in business and in a variety of entities.  Every call handled by receptionists, customer service, account managers, and even by management and executives creates a business record.  Every transaction, document dispatch, email, scanning of information for sharing, all creates business records. Every function and every task, digitized, becomes a…

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Startup Business -More than an Idea

Startup Business criteria for the idea-person and the money-person, backing the venture, is always easily skewed toward “what’s the least that it will take to get going”.  Going into the wild of business with the startup entrepreneurial spirit is fascinating and laudable.  Many venture off with the chutzpa without seeking legal counsel  and resort to…

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Data Breach Injury In fact

Data breaches catch all by surprise.  The data breach itself stifles the entity that had the breach.  But to anyone outside that wonders if they have been affected, their opportunity to claim is not that easy to depict.  Standing is an issue that has to be overcome.   The compromise of personal identifiable information (PII) has…

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Social Media Privacy Trust

Social media privacy trust is easily and all too often not evaluated by users.  Social media usage in its carefree, beach-like social setting, is all about people enjoying keeping up with friends and sharing life events and experiences with friends.  However, it has become blatantly clear that by using the platform to share with friends,…

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Trade Secrets as Data

Trade secrets are seldom considered as data.  Yet, data records are valuable for daily operations and service delivery and much more.  The valued of data gathered either for diagnostic, screening, marketing, or even predictive work, is crucial.  This data becomes a trade secret.  Database records fall victim to many who seek the potential value of…

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Cyber Security Claims Can be Deceptive

Cyber security is increasingly a reported issue in the news.  How entities report their cyber incident, depends on their own preparedness and willingness to confront unacknowledged vulnerabilities.  At times it is a matter of employee negligence, lack of training, failure of the entity to have in place stop-gaps and a detection process.  Cyber security incident…

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Cloud Data Path Thoughts

Data path is a factor, though seldom considered by business and entities alike, that comes up as a concern.  Cloud data services are used in a variety of sectors including government, hospitals, and a great number of service industries.  The concern with data path, in the cloud for the processing and accessing of data, is…

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Crawling Websites for Data

Crawling websites for data has burdened the growth of ecommerce as website owners witnessing their data scraped.  The legal questions have lingered.  Many questions stand out.  The prevalence of crawling and scraping has become too of the norm for those using web content for business, research, or marketing purposes. The common theme is that website…

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