Privacy and Data Protection

Category: Digital Evidence

Top Monthly Privacy and Data Protection News

by Monique Altheim on April 30, 2014 This past month saw another batch of large data breaches, with “Heartbleed” considered by some the largest data security breach in the history of the internet; a flurry of legislative efforts by the States to regulate the use of drones, student privacy and government surveillance; a landmark victory […]

Destruction of Private Data: Pushing the “Delete” Button is Not Enough

by Monique Altheim on February 22, 2014   A study commissioned in Australia by the National Association for Information Destruction (NAID), published on Feb.19, has found significant amounts of sensitive personal information left on recycled computers. The researchers purchased  52 computers randomly  on sites such as eBay, and hired a reputable forensic investigator to find out whether […]

Digital Forensics and Privacy and Technology in Balance at the 34th International Conference of Data Protection and Privacy Commissioners

The 34th International Conference of Data Protection and Privacy Professionals was held this year in Punta del Este, Uruguay, on October 22-26. Uruguay enacted a comprehensive Data Protection Law, the Ley no. 183331, in 2008, and was recently declared a “third country with an adequate level of data protection” by the European Union.Uruguay was one of […]