What’s Lurking in the Shadows of Dark Patterns?

By: Linda Coniglio, Information Governance and Privacy Specialist It’s that time of year when pumpkin sales soar, horror movies are plentiful, and everyone plans to dress as some spooky character for trick or treat. It’s the tricksters we need to be aware of – the Captain Jack Sparrow type. As a sea pirate, Jack is confident in every situation. He … Read More

The Most Dangerous Threat to Your Business May Be Your Coworker

By: Nate Latessa, Vice President of Corporate Services Intellectual property theft results mostly from insider threats or employees who feel entitled to information, which they maliciously sell to other corporations. They use their legitimate access to the organization’s network, database, and application to source the information. Common culprits for such thefts include current employees, third parties like partners, contractors, temporary … Read More

Innovative Discovery Becomes a OneTrust Certified Partner

[Arlington, VA, August 2, 2021] – Innovative Discovery (ID), data experts serving law firms, corporations, and government agencies through the information lifecycle, is pleased to announce its partnership with OneTrust, the industry-leading platform to operationalize privacy, security, and data governance. The partnership allows ID and OneTrust to provide clients with enhanced privacy and security, help identify and classify sensitive data, and achieve compliance with privacy … Read More

Cyber Talent Crunch vs Privacy Risk

By: Linda Coniglio, Director of Privacy and Information Governance “Hackers gain access . . .” seems to be the lead story of many news outlets the past few months.  These stories describe criminals hacking into computer systems and demanding money for the safe return of the stolen data.  Recently these attacks have impacted our supply chain and our daily lives.  … Read More

Trends Shaping the Future of eDiscovery

By: Ken Baldesi, Vice President, Client Services 2020 caused numerous changes in the legal and information governance industries. Legal professionals had no choice but to adapt to the new norm to continue running their day-to-day activities. These events have made it essential to stay updated on the trends that will impact eDiscovery.  So, what are the trends shaping the future … Read More

What Happened on LinkedIn?

By: Nate Latessa, VP of Corporate Services This blog was written for ACEDS and can also be found on their blog. On June 22, 2021, a hacker announced the sale of over 700,000 pieces of personal information from LinkedIn. In a report detailed by ComputerWeekly.com, almost all of LinkedIn’s users were impacted by what the organization is calling a data … Read More

Focus Your Retention Blur

By: Linda Coniglio, Director of Privacy and Information Governance For a long time, companies have focused more on the risk of losing data than on retaining too much data.  In fact, “The Badge of Honor” seemed to land with the individual who could retrieve any document no matter how old whenever asked. Alert! In 2019, the Berlin Commissioner for Data … Read More

Volkswagen learns an expensive lesson on the dangers of ROT

By: Nate Latessa, VP of Corporate Services Volkswagen and Audi are the latest victims of a data breach that exposed the contact info on 3.3 million customers, including phone numbers, email addresses, mailing addresses, and in some cases VIN numbers. An additional 90,000 customers may have had even more sensitive information exposed that would have been provided during the loan … Read More

What the Pipeline Didn’t Prepare For: Your Data Gives You Control

Nate Latessa, VP of Corporate Services Ransomware attacks increased by 485% in 2020 compared to 2019 and they do not appear to be slowing down anytime soon.  This week’s attack on the Colonial Pipeline is further proof of how effective and disruptive these ransomware attacks have become.  This latest example also represents a change in tactics by the hackers, which … Read More

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Privacy Regulations Popping Up Like Spring Flowers

By: Linda Coniglio, Director of Privacy and Information Governance  California and Virginia have passed comprehensive privacy regulations.  The California law has been amended.  More than 10 other states have introduced privacy legislation.  Plus a federal privacy bill has been introduced.  To state the obvious, such a patchwork of regulations makes implementing a compliance program a challenge.  You might even find … Read More