The European Commission’s Directive on Data Protection went into effect in October of 1998, and would prohibit the transfer of personal data to non-European Union nations that do not meet the European “adequacy” standard for privacy protection.
Computer Crime and Intellectual Property Section, Criminal Division United States Department of Justice
The dramatic increase in computer-related crime requires prosecutors and law enforcement agents to understand how to obtain electronic evidence stored in computers.
As data volumes grow, it's increasingly difficult to locate relevant data. Data must be retained longer, and storage users cannot be counted upon to intuitively locate documents, spreadsheets or other data.
Electronic discovery, even more so than traditional paper discovery, offers the opportunity to burden unduly an opposing party with overbroad discovery requests, and three recent New York State court decisions have addressed over-reaching document requests seeking electronically stored information (ESI).
The postmortem examination of failed IT projects reveals that long before the failure there were significant symptoms or “early warning signs” of trouble. A warning sign is defined as an event or indication that predicts, cautions, or alerts one of possible or impending problems. Early warning signs (EWSs) provide an indication of manifesting risks and thereby an assessment of a project’s propensity to future difficulties and failure.
Information Systems Management, Fall 2006
Most information security pros have a handle on the major data types found in their environments, but they also know that there is a whole lot more data lurking around the edges. These unknown data types can include documents used by individuals, or whole applications owned by departments that have quietly become essential to the business.
SearchSecurity.com, July 10, 2008
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