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Feb 12, 2014, 13:36 ET from ProfNet

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Security Lapses Show It's Time for Change
Peter S. Vogel
Technology Attorney
Gardere Wynne Sewell LLP in Dallas
"The headlines generated by the recent high-profile data breaches at popular retailers have done more than create awareness among consumers about their vulnerability at checkout. They also have provided impetus for improving credit card security. With the primary vulnerability being a credit or debit card's magnetic strip, the best solution might be cards that replace the ubiquitous strips with embedded microchips similar to those used in Europe for many years. It is imperative that the U.S. begin to look seriously at making this conversion to a card technology that has proven to be highly successful and secure in other countries. The actual cost to businesses, as well as the loss of consumer confidence, has been huge. Companies cannot afford to sit and wait to be victimized by hackers. The industry needs to look at solutions."
Media Contact: Rhonda Reddick,

Child Welfare Paramount in Molestation Claims
Jeffrey O. Anderson
Family Law Attorney
McCurley Orsinger McCurley Nelson & Downing, L.L.P
"There are few family law scenarios more difficult than the accusation of child molestation by one parent against the other. Even more complicated are decades-old accusations, such as those that continue to haunt Woody Allen. Because it's so difficult to prove a negative, we have to rely on investigations to help uncover the truth, but even those are not foolproof. However, when new accusations of molestation are made -- whether they are substantiated or if they are a tool for hurting a former spouse in the harshest possible manner -- the court's response is almost always the same. The child is the immediate concern, so despite the potential humiliation, the court must act in a way that protects a child's well-being, even if that means going so far as cutting off all communications until there is a hearing to determine the next steps."
Media Contact: Amy Hunt, 


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