Legal and Technical Implications of Recent and Future Data Breaches

April 18, 2014

Recently Master Card and Visa announced a data breach at one of their payment processor companies that compromised 1.5 million credit card numbers and associated information. This announcement launched the payment processing pipeline into the rapidly expanding spotlight of public scrutiny and has prompted discussion about the implications of recent and future data breaches. Will data ever be safe? Is technology, human error, or a combination of both to blame? Experts in the fields of computer science, law, and business discuss the current data breaches and what can be expected to address these concerns from government, business, and educational perspectives.