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Research Shows a Staggering 24% of Consumers Have Been Duped by Online Counterfeiters

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San Francisco—Almost one quarter of consumers have bought a product online that turned out to be counterfeit, including fashion or footwear, electronics and digital content. This is according to new research commissioned by MarkMonitor, a leader in enterprise brand protection. The survey, conducted by a leading market research company Opinium, …

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3 Things You Should Know About Data Security, Holiday Shopping

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With the holiday retail season now in full swing, Mallory Duncan, senior vice president/general counsel at National Retail Federation, issued the following information about securing credit card data to malware and line time. “With millions of shoppers pulling out their cards during the Thanksgiving weekend and throughout the holiday shopping …

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Data Security, Omnichannel Initiatives Top Retail CIOs’ Priority Lists

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Washington—With recent high-profile data breaches and the growing need to deliver a unified and differentiated customer experience, retail CIOs agree that security and digital innovation are top priorities for 2015. According to the 2015 National Retail Federation/Forrester Research Inc.’s Retail CIO Agenda 2015: Secure and Innovate report, managing data security …

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Broad Merchant Coalition Urges Passage of Comprehensive Breach Notification Legislation

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Washington—The next Congress, one dominated by the Republican Party in both houses, already has some items on their agenda—at the urging of the nation’s retailers. A broad coalition of national and state associations representing retailers and other merchants sent a letter today to congressional leaders calling for federal legislation to …

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Retail, Financial Trade Groups to Partner on Cyber Security

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Washington—Following recent calls that retailers, banks and security institutions partner in effort to avoid another cyberfraud debacle like Target, Neiman Marcus and other retailers recently reported, a group of leading trade associations representing the retail and financial services industries announced a new cybersecurity partnership. The partnership will focus on exploring …