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Opinion: Pay Attention to Data Security


December 22, 2010

In an editorial, the Honolulu Star Advertiser discusses how the digital age has brought with it the free exchange of data, warning that the "flip side of this coin is that anything that is free tends to be devalued. Information is stolen, and the only ones bearing the burden of that loss are the victims of the data breach, not the ones who let their guard down." The editorial calls for the Hawaii Legislature to correct that imbalance, highlighting the work by the Senate Committee on Judiciary and Labor to present a set of reforms based on a report from the nonprofit Liberty Coalition, which uncovered a recent data breach that affected some 40,000 University of Hawaii students and graduates.
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