Privacy In a Recession (February 1, 2009)
In a deep recession, with companies large and small cutting back and bleeding jobs, privacy and security functions have largely been spared the axe. This article examines why that is, finding that experts generally agree: Consumer confidence and trust are more important than ever in an economic downturn.
Growing Use of Background Checks and DNA Databases Raises Policy Questions (February 1, 2009)
The growing use of background checks at every level of society and the expansion of DNA databases in many jurisdictions raises serious policy questions: How do organizations using the latest available technology for crime prevention and prosecution minimize their impact on privacy? This article stresses the importance of adhering to the internationally recognized fair information principals.
Greetings! (February 1, 2009)
There's an old idiom about how "no good deed goes unnoticed." That may be truer today than ever, where good deed doers--volunteer soccer coaches, Sunday School teachers, classroom helpers, and others--find themselves not only noticed, but also investigated, fingerprinted, and recorded in the databases and on the desktops of recreation directors, church secretaries, and superintendents of school before they even...