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Consumers yawn at healthcare fraud...

Today's headlines trumpet yet another high-profile medical data breach, this time through Health Net. This corporate catastrophe reminds us of the increasing hazard of medical fraud, which is the most expensive and time consuming to resolve of all types of identity theft . The second annual National Study on...

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Protecting your business from gift card fraud...

Gift cards are a growing market for businesses and should be treated as valuable sales currency, with the same risks of consumer fraud and internal misconduct that are posed by credit cards. Developing robust safeguards , proper auditing and early detection and reporting of abuse are critical to protecting...

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Scam report: shipping pirates...

With some precautions, your business can safely navigate through hazardous shipping channels without fear of data...

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Get ready for a new wave of breach notification laws...

For businesses that don’t comply with these new regulations, stiff penalties will be added to the burdensome costs of breaches (and how can you even tabulate costs like the loss of public trust?) The new regulations headed our way in 2011 provide one more reason for businesses to protect...

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Develop a data breach response plan now to be ready to...

The proliferation of state data breach notification laws, substantive state information security laws (such as the Massachusetts data security standards), and FTC and private lawsuits on information security matters has led to heightened attention to information security in both IT budgets and staffing and in terms of legal resources....

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Data security law in 2011: States remain the center o...

While state laws requiring “reasonable” data security have had a positive impact, data breach notification laws have had the most profound effect on the improvement of data security. These laws have motivated companies – through negative incentives – to improve data security to avoid publicity, embarrassment, and the risk...

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10 ways that breaches burn business...

Don’t let your bottom line go up in flames: understand how security breaches impact your business and take aggressive action to avert d...

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Understanding the risks of chip and PIN credit card ve...

The point of sale chip and PIN payment technology is believed to be a safer form of payment than the common magnetic striped credit card. The new technology uses a card with an embedded microchip that requires the consumer to enter a unique PIN through a reader to make...

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Stopping healthcare fraud with tools used in other ind...

A few weeks ago I discussed a few preventative measures a healthcare business can implement to protect itself from the damages of medical fraud.  However, the fight against medical fraud requires support from many groups, including the U.S. Government.  Bringing new tools to the fight, the Obama Administration recently...

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Protecting your retail business from consumer fraud...

The Holiday Season is one of the busiest times of year for consumer-facing businesses.  While Holiday sales can help improve a bottom line, the increased consumer activity also brings many headaches. One of the biggest headaches is falling victim to fraud schemes from wily consumers hoping to take advantage...

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What do you need to know about the FTC’s report ...

Our guest blogger this week is Kristen Mathews of Proskauer Rose LLP. Hear more from the head of the Privacy & Data Security Group and a member of the Technology, Media & Communications Group at Proskauer Rose LLP, Kristen Mathews, during our next webinar, How Policy Will Shape Data...

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FTC report on consumer privacy...

Our guest blogger this week is the team at Proskauer Rose LLP. Hear more from the head of the Privacy & Data Security Group and a member of the Technology, Media & Communications Group at Proskauer Rose LLP, Kristen Mathews, during our next webinar, How Policy Will Shape Data...

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