Illinois AG Publishes Guidance
DATA PROTECTION—U.S.January 31, 2012
Illinois Attorney General Lisa Madigan has issued a guide on how businesses can protect themselves from Internet security breaches, reports the Associated Press. Released to mark Data Privacy Day on Saturday, the guide suggests that businesses collect only the data they need and "thoroughly" train employees. Madigan warns in the guide that while customer data can be breached through hacking incidents, "low-tech carelessness with documents" is also a culprit, and businesses have a legal responsibility to protect that data.