Sell Social Security Numbers, Get 10 Years In Jail And $250,000 Fine.

According to newsday.com, a regular on the show “One Tree Hill” has admitted to dealing Social Security numbers.  Antwon Tanner, known as “Skills” on the CW show, got caught in a sting by the US Immigration and Customs Enforcement. He attempted to sell 16 SSNs and three fake cards to undercover officers for a total […] read more

Hard Disk Encryption: UPS In UK Encrypts All Mobile Devices.

The UK-branch of UPS has announced that all of their laptops and smartphones have been encrypted.  The increased security stems from a data breach UPS experienced nearly a year ago.  In that case, a laptop computer was stolen.  This computer did not have drive encryption software securing its contents.  The only form of data security […] read more

Nevada Personal Information Data Privacy Encryption Law NRS 603A To Replace 597.970.

Nevada passed an update version of their data privacy and breach notification laws on May 30, 2009.  According to Nevada Senate Bill 227, NRS 597.970 has been repealed to make way for NRS 603A.  The new law will go into effect on January 1, 2010, according to realtime-itcompliance.com.  And, it looks like the use of […] read more

Missouri Personal Information Data Privacy Notification And Encryption Laws: Section 407.1500.

What Is Considered A Personal Information Security Breach In Missouri? What Needs To Be Included In The Client Notification Letter? What Methods Can Be Used To Notify Clients? Penalties Encryption Provides Safe Harbor? Missouri is the 45th state to pass a data breach notification law, which will go into effect on August 28, 2009 (which […] read more

Disk Encryption Software Would Have Prevented Data Protection Act Breach By Five NHS Trusts.

Five National Health Trusts have been found in breach of the Data Protection Act.  Most of these breaches could have been avoided via the use of disk encryption software like AlertBoot.  However, they hadn’t used the correct data protection programs–if at all–and have had to undergo formal undertakings with the Information Commissioner’s Office. The five […] read more

Australia Personal Information Data Encryption Provision And Security Laws.

As of July 1, 2009, Australia does not have any laws regarding notification of data breaches.  However, there are efforts underway to alert Australians (and the government) in the event a company or agency experiences a breach of sensitive data that could affect Australians.  There will be exceptions, of course.  For example, exceptions will be […] read more

New Jersey Personal Information Data Encryption Provision And Security Law.

Definition of “breach of security” and “personal information” What to do in the event of a breach Notifications – How To New Jersey’s personal information data breach laws contain a safe harbor for entities that use encryption (specifically, the New Jersey Statute 56:8-161 and 56:8-163).  I’m not a lawyer, but thankfully the law is written […] read more