Identity theft: are organizations obliged to notify clients?

Friday, 1 April 2005, 6:01 AM EST

When a company or even a not-for-profit organization collects, uses and/or deals with personal information, it might be legally required to immediately notify individuals whose information it is handling if there is a security breach relating to that information.

Apart from specific local laws that might require such notification, in both the U.S. and Canada there is a trend in legal jurisprudence and industry standards towards such an obligation based on concerns over the issue of identify theft.

By Javad Heydary at the E-Commerce Times.

[ Read more ]

Related items




Spotlight

IoT devices are filled with security flaws, researchers warn

Posted on 30 July 2014.  |  We are living in an increasingly interconnected world, and the so-called Internet of Things is our (inescapable) future. But how safe will we, our possessions and our information be as these wired and interconnected devices begin to permeate our lives?


Weekly newsletter

Reading our newsletter every Monday will keep you up-to-date with security news.
  



Daily digest

Receive a daily digest of the latest security news.
  

DON'T
MISS

Thu, Jul 31st
    COPYRIGHT 1998-2014 BY HELP NET SECURITY.   // READ OUR PRIVACY POLICY // ABOUT US // ADVERTISE //