Summer of IG – Connect the dots

I’ve taken a bit of a break from posting here, what with vacations and all.  But the beat goes on.

I’m struck by three different stories that have been bubbling.

Hillary Clinton and her personal server, and the possibility of violations of security protocols and record keeping requirements, to say nothing about a possible claim under 18 USC Section 1519.  That section makes it a felony to knowingly alter, conceal, or cover up any record or document with the intent to impede, obstruct, or influence the investigation or proper administration of any matter within the jurisdiction of any department or agency of the United States.

Tom Brady deleted a bunch of emails and destroyed his phone in the midst of the NFL investigation into possibly deflated footballs.  He’s glad there wasn’t a potential lawsuit and that the NFL is not an agency of the US government.

And, finally, Ashley Madison provided some interesting and salacious summer reading. The site, which centered around connecting up people who wanted to have extra-martial affairs, was hacked.  Apparently, some of the details (names and credit cards) and email traffic on this site have been made public.  Is the business liable for not protecting its customers’ information, even when they paid extra to have special security?  And why were people with a whitehouse.gov email address connecting with this site?

I am still looking for the examples of people properly managing information.

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