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  • Data breach law goes too far, critics warn

    Congress wants to pass a national data breach disclosure law, but concerns over too many security breach reports dulling public fear has slowed the process. 

  • Deloitte: Value, compliance among top 10 challenges for CIOs

    Deloitte consultants have found 10 challenges and opportunities are most pressing for CIOs in 2005. They've also found that the CIO has become an essential part of the executive suite. 

  • E-legal and IMbarassing – CIOs must help tame e-mail beast

    E-mail and IM policies are crucial if companies want to stay out of the newspaper or the court. So why do so many let e-mail run wild at work? 

  • Instant messaging and compliance issues: What you need to know

    Instant messaging is breaking into almost every corporation in same shape or form. This can lead to serious issues for companies subject to federal compliance. 

  • Meta: Outsourcing laws still a long way off

    Offshore outsourcing is a moving target for both state and federal lawmakers. So far, none of the bills have become laws, and right now CIOs shouldn't dwell on the legal rhetoric. There are plenty of other offshore risks to worry about. 

  • New regulations spur IT spending, headaches

    A number of new laws may promote good business practices and fuel spending. But a few IT pros find them aggravating and, sometimes, downright unnecessary. 

  • A holistic approach to compliance

    What is the best way to tackle multiple compliance issues? One expert suggests a holistic approach. Tackling compliance one piece at a time will set you up for failure, but looking at the big compliance picture can save you time, money and headaches... 

  • GLB Act: Protecting customers and challenging CIOs

    While the Gramm-Leach-Bliley Act helps protect customer information, compliance is proving to be a challenge for some CIOs, especially those who work for smaller firms. 

  • The FAQs about SB-1386

    This guide will help you learn the basics of SB-1386 and what you should do to be in compliance. 

  • Wachovia compliance chief 'joined at hip' with CIO

    The title of chief compliance officer (CCO) is a relatively new one at Wachovia Corp., the Charlotte, N.C.-based banking giant and the fifth-largest bank holding company in the United States based on assets ($389 billion). But in this day and age, it...