FTC Requires Companies To Destroy Consumer Records

Written by Richard A. Chapo

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The FTC should be applauded for taking any step to help inrepparttar fight against identity theft. The flood of recent public disclosures by companies admitting to lost records is appalling. But does this new rule really help?


The new regulation provides no provisions on how longrepparttar 143558 records can be held before being destroyed. This effectively neutersrepparttar 143559 regulation. Any claim of violation is going to be refuted byrepparttar 143560 defense of, “We destroy records every xxx months.” Even if you disagree with this assessment, considerrepparttar 143561 destruction of electronic files.

Electronic files are automatically backed up on hard drives. Merely deleting a file does not erase it from a hard drive. To comply withrepparttar 143562 regulations, are companies supposed to wipe all their hard drives every day or is deletingrepparttar 143563 records enough? Wipingrepparttar 143564 drives is incredibly burdensome while deleting files is useless. As you might imagine,repparttar 143565 FTC provides no guidance onrepparttar 143566 issue.

Cutting torepparttar 143567 chase,repparttar 143568 FTC has issued this rule for one reason – to satisfy Congress. It has little practical impact in protecting your private information and leaves companies with another vague regulatory requirement.

Richard A. Chapo is with SanDiegoBusinessLawFirm.com - This article is for information purposes only. Nothing in this article is intended to address the reader’s specific situation nor does it create an attorney-client relationship.

DNA Evidence – History and Status

Written by Nick Smith

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of different VNTRs, exponentially increasingrepparttar probability that a match betweenrepparttar 143107 two specimens is not an error. Statistically an innocent person would be more likely to winrepparttar 143108 lottery than to be inaccurately convicted using DNA evidence, assuming thatrepparttar 143109 proper number of sequences is analyzed.

Where DNA Evidence Stands Now

The first conviction made using DNA evidence occurred in Portland, Oregon in 1987. Juries seemed hesitant at first to accept DNA evidence as conclusive, perhaps because ofrepparttar 143110 complicated process - which has been extensively simplified for this article - that lawyers and specialists had to explain torepparttar 143111 jurors. The process in its infancy left much room for defense attorneys to insert doubt intorepparttar 143112 cases against their clients. However, as science continued to develop, DNA evidence and technology gained a foothold inrepparttar 143113 United States' courts.

DNA evidence and associated technologies were thrust intorepparttar 143114 limelight when a man byrepparttar 143115 name of O.J. Simpson was accused of killing his ex-wife and her associate in 1995. DNA evidence also played a large role inrepparttar 143116 case ofrepparttar 143117 disappearance of child beauty queen JonBenet Ramsey.

Just as DNA evidence has been used to convict people of crimes, innocent people wrongly accused have also been freed based on DNA evidence analyzed afterrepparttar 143118 fact. Ten people have been freed from death row inrepparttar 143119 United States when DNA technology was finally made available to analyze their cases.

Atrepparttar 143120 time of this writing, several states, prisons, and communities are developing programs to create DNA databases, especially from those considered dangerous felons or high risk criminals. The future of DNA evidence inrepparttar 143121 United States lies inrepparttar 143122 hands of legislatures, courts, and responsible DNA labs.

Nick Smith is an internet marketer specializing in subliminal advertising. For more information about DNA evidence and services, visit Genetree.com.

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