Posts Tagged ‘monitoring’

Don’t Treat Privacy Breach Victims like a Spurned Lover

Wednesday, May 1st, 2013

A new data breach research report is out, and it is a good read.  This is the annual Experian/Ponemon Institute “Is Your Company Ready for a Big Data Breach?” report.  I want to focus on one of the findings in that report; that most organizations are not willing to assist those affected by a breach of their personal information. (more…)

Good Intentions Often Lead to Bad Privacy Results

Monday, April 29th, 2013

Allowing Wall Street privacy law exemption is crazy! Why, you ask? Why, I’m happy to explain. In March, 2012, I wrote “6 Good Reasons NOT To Ask for Facebook Passwords“.  Since that time legislation prohibiting employers from requiring access to their employees’ protected areas of their social media accounts has been introduced or is pending in at least 35 states. Three states–Arkansas, New Mexico and (more…)

Insider Threat Example: San Fran IT Employee Exploits Poor Security Practices

Thursday, July 17th, 2008

Okay, why would a large city like San Francisco make such a silly, preventable mistake like allowing one employee to be able to establish a super user type of account and then lock everyone else out of the government network?
Hacker Holds Key to City’s Network: An Alleged Hacker Won’t Reveal Secret Password to Unlock San Francisco’s Network


French Supreme Court Decision Points Out Importance Of Using Monitoring Notices Wherever In The World You Have Personnel

Sunday, November 11th, 2007

I just read about a French Supreme Court decision made on October 10 (you can see a Google English rough translation of it here) that is significant to organizations who have employees in France, or anywhere worldwide for that matter, and the organization’s employee monitoring practices.


Surveillance and Managing Information With So Many Ways To Capture It

Wednesday, June 27th, 2007

Over the weekend a news story appeared in Australia that I’m sure is occurring in MANY other organizations, far beyond just schools; “Teachers being secretly filmed by students


Privacy: Surveillance and Poor Security Practices

Saturday, April 28th, 2007

Today I read with interest an article in the U.K.’s Guardian Unlimited, “Surveillance ‘intrudes on our lives‘.”
I am doing some research into various surveillance methods, such as with CCTV, key loggers, and other methods of surreptitiously recording the activities of individuals, typically without their consent, and often without their knowledge.


Insider Threat Example: Former Wal-Mart Employee Spied Because His Managers Told Him To

Wednesday, April 4th, 2007

I have seen organizations where management and staff members were so fixated on protecting the company, to the disregard of observing laws and complying with policies, that they ended up doing completely inappropriate actions that involved infringing on privacy and breaking laws.


Insider Threat Example: Wal-Mart Fires “System Technician” for Snooping On Text Messages and Taping Phone Calls

Monday, March 5th, 2007

Today CNN reported Wal-Mart fired a systems technician who was “intercepting text messages of people who were not Wal-Mart employees and for recording telephone conversations with a New York Times reporter without authorization.”


Awareness and Training Example: Privacy Impacts Throughout the Day

Tuesday, January 16th, 2007

There was a very interesting article in the Washington Post today, “Enjoying Technology’s Conveniences But Not Escaping Its Watchful Eyes
This documentary of the day in the life of a woman shows how privacy issues are encountered throughout the day, and how virtually all of us leave a bit of ourselves, and along with it our privacy, whenever we get online, make purchases from stores, make phone calls, or do any number of things in virtually any place.