Internet Security News and Legislation

There is no doubt that online, privacy and security are inter-related. Let's build consensus about best practices and technologies we support.

In an effort to generate discussion and interaction between our members about online security, we offer the following informative resources. We encourage you to send us your thoughts and views and let us know if you wish to actively participate in our advocacy committee to help represent the web analytics community.

Current Discussion Topic:

In some state laws, it is stated that web companies must report a security breach to users. As an organization, do you feel we should echo this suggestion? Send your views to the DAA Advocacy Committee Chair to begin a DAA dialogue.

Initiatives and Issues:

Current Federal and State Legislation

California Security Breach Information Act (SB 1386)
This bill, operative July 1, 2003, would require a state agency, or a person or business that conducts business in California, that owns or licenses computerized data that includes personal information, as defined, to disclose in specified ways, any breach of the security of the data, as defined, to any resident of California whose unencrypted personal information was, or is reasonably believed to have been, acquired by an unauthorized person.

Current International Legislation

EU Data Protection Web Site
Access information about data protection in the European Union.

Best Practices and Standards

Established in 1988, the CERT® Coordination Center (CERT/CC) is a center of Internet security expertise, located at the Software Engineering Institute, a federally funded research and development center operated by Carnegie Mellon University.

Microsoft Security
Get information on the latest software security updates. Find out how to help protect your PC against viruses, hackers, and other security issues.

Symantec Security Response
Latest security threats, updates, virus definitions and security advisories