digital identity / identity theft

Usurpation of identity à la française: the first application of Article 226-4-1 of the French Penal Code

The French LOPSSI 2 Act of 2011 [LOPSSI stands for Loi d’Orientation et de Programmation pour la Performance de la Sécurité Intérieure] introduced into the French Penal Code a new Article 226-4-1 to criminalise the “act of usurping the identity of an individual or the act of using one piece or several pieces of data … Continue reading

Breach notification / Privacy

California strengthens data privacy legislation

The Governor of California State has signed several bills into law directed at protecting data privacy. These include a bill that amends provisions of the Californian Information Practices Act (IPA) to prohibit the sale, advertisement for sale or offer to sell of an individual’s social security number, together with a number of changes regarding data … Continue reading