Protecting Personal Consumer Information from Cyber Attacks and Data Breaches

Protecting Personal Consumer Information from Cyber Attacks and Data Breaches

Author: Science And Tran Committee on Commerce

Publisher: CreateSpace

ISBN: 1508854998


Page: 116

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Last year, Federal agents notified more than 3,000 companies that their computer systems had been hacked. There has been a lot of anxiety recently about the kind of information the Federal Government may be collecting about American citizens as part of their efforts to protect our country from the ongoing terrorist threat. But the truth is that private companies like Target hold vastly larger amounts of sensitive information about us than the government could ever think of doing. And they spend much less time and much less money protecting their sensitive data than the government does. If Target or any other company is going to collect detailed information about its customers, they need to do everything possible to protect them from identity thieves. Because what, in fact, everybody was fearing about the NSA, which has never come to be true, has come to be true about the American private sector.

Between Truth and Power

Between Truth and Power

Author: Julie E. Cohen

Publisher: Oxford University Press

ISBN: 9780190246693

Category: Law

Page: 366

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This work explores the relationships between legal institutions and political and economic transformation. It argues that as law is enlisted to help produce the profound economic and sociotechnical shifts that have accompanied the emergence of the informational economy, it is changing in fundamental ways.