Employees And P2P Applications: Data Security Risks

Law360, New York (August 3, 2012, 1:16 PM EDT) -- Although the days of Napster and Gnutella may be over, the technology upon which those services were based  — so-called “peer-to-peer” or “P2P” technology — is alive and well. Modern-day P2P networks, such as BearShare, LimeWire, KaZaa, eMule, Vuze, uTorrent and BitTorrent, enable users to play videogames, share videos, music, documents, software and other files, and even make online telephone calls with other users of those networks.

As two recent Federal Trade Commission enforcement actions illustrate, companies that permit employees to install and use the P2P...
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