City leaders paid big legal fees to withhold information, a Better Government investigation shows, thwarting a decade-old state reform measure to give citizens more power to shake loose government documents.
“The word to get out today is that, regarding ransomware, we don’t pay and we won’t pay,” cybercrime prosecutor Johanna Brousse said at the hearing. Only the U.S. surpassed France last year in damage from ransomware to businesses, hospitals, schools and local governments, according to the cybersecurity firm Emsisoft, estimating France’s related overall losses at more than $5.5 billion.
IG GURU provides news and a community for Information Governance professionals. Information Governance includes records management, information security, information privacy, legal, business, risk, leadership, and compliance matters.