Ziff Davis Reaches Agreement With NY AG ON E-COMMERCE SECURITY STANDARDS

by Sabrina I. Pacifici on August 29, 2002

On August 28, New York State Attorney General Eliot Spitzer announced that a settlement had been reached with publisher Ziff Davis (whose holdings include PC Magazine, Extreme Tech, eWeek and CIO Insight) to resolve a security breach that compromised the personal data of some 12,000 subscribers to its Electronic Gaming Monthly. The agreement stipulates that Ziff Davis will be required to be far more diligent in implementing and maintaining its computer security, data encryption efforts, and oversight of employee operations. The 16 page text of the agreement is in PDF.

Posted in E-Commerce, Privacy

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