My first semi-regular column is up over at Dark Reading, “Lea ing From Tylenol”.
Ignore the background stuff on me in the beginning that I had to write; the meat starts about a third of the way through.
If you don’t remember it, about 15 years ago, seven people lay dead or dying in the Chicago area from some sort of poisoning, and law enforcement investigations indicated that Tylenol was involved, perhaps through contamination in the manufacturing process or through bottle-tampering in retail stores. If Johnson & Johnson followed today’s breach disclosure practices, the company would perform an internal investigation of their factories, while urging the police to avoid making any public statements. The lawyers would begin combing through business contracts and regulations to see if they had any legal obligation to disclose the tampering.
It’s even more fun after that…