In the second major legal victory for music labels in recent weeks, the U.S. Court of Appeals for the Eight Circuit has upheld a jury award of $222,000 against a woman accused of pirating 24 songs over a peer-to-peer file sharing network.
Megaupload founder Kim Dotcom appeared in Auckland High Court on Wednesday as part of a judicial review of the police raid on his rented Coatesville mansion in January. This followed a ruling last month that the search and seizure operation was unlawful.
Global Payments, which back in the spring reported a data breach in which information associated with an estimated 1.4 million payment cards was stolen, has revealed that expenses associated with investigations, fines and remediation has hit $84.4 million.
WikiLeaks founder Julian Assange may be extradited to Sweden for questioning about allegations of sexual offenses, the U.K. Supreme Court ruled on Wednesday, upholding a lower court ruling and dismissing Assange's appeal.
Revelations over the U.S. National Security Agency's Prism surveillance program have much of the general public in uproar, but in terms of the controversy's impact to enterprise IT, some CIOs have measured, albeit watchful, reactions.
CIOs in emerging economies have to be creative to keep IT up and running -- addressing redundancy, navigating a thicket of sometimes onerous regulations, and in general doing more with less. Insider (registration required)
The European Union is considering sweeping new data protection laws that would mandate many organizations in Europe formally appoint a Data Protection Officer (DPO). To get ahead of the potential high demand for qualified candidates, organizations should consider defining their needs now.