On the data privacy front, the new year will bring more of the same, according to eWeek:
Data Privacy Issues to Persist Next Year:
"People may remember 2005 as the year that corporate America woke up to the problem of data breaches and the importance of data privacy. Data leaks at Bank of America Corp., LexisNexis' Seisint division, ChoicePoint Inc. and CardSystems Inc. fed headlines for months, spawned countless lawsuits on behalf of aggrieved consumers and provided the impetus for federal legislation--still pending--to protect consumer data. But what will 2006 bring?
More of the same, say leading security experts.
More than ever before, enterprise IT managers will have to fight a battle on two fronts next year. On one side, more sophisticated and targeted attacks from organized, online criminal groups will test networks in new ways that are hard to detect...."