After the string of data breaches that affected Target, Neiman Marcus and other retailers, the security vulnerability of Big Data has come under scrutiny. The proliferation of data breaches also has banks, retailers, credit card companies, regulators and others all asking one question: How do we solve the data breach problem? At the Maine Law Review 2014 Privacy Symposium last week, Capital University Law Prof. Dennis Hirsch suggested we look to environmental law to find an answer. While Hirsch admits his paper’s recommendations are “intended (to be) provocative suggestions (rather) than full-fledged proposals … to spark creative thinking about solutions,” IAPP Westin Fellow Dennis Holmes evaluates two of his major suggestions for The Privacy Advisor.
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