Online counseling provider BetterHelp is facing at least three proposed class action lawsuits following its recent enforcement action by the FTC. Plaintiffs allege a variety of claims against the company, including invasion of privacy, violations of federal and state laws, and "outrageous conduct."
A now-patched bug that caused OpenAI to take down the ChatGPT chatbot for nine hours on Monday also revealed the last four digits of payment cards, the company disclosed Friday. One user said he saw the history of another account including the topics "phobia of rats" and "sexist music video clips."
Medical device maker Zoll Medical is facing at least seven proposed class action lawsuits filed since it revealed two weeks ago that the data of 1 million individuals had been caught up in a hacking incident involving the company's internal network.
TikTok CEO Shou Chew appeared Thursday before the U.S. congressional panel to defend his company against accusations that it's imperiling Americans' national security, privacy and mental health. Lawmakers pressed Chew on the company's Chinese ownership, source code and privacy practices.
The Federal Trade Commission's recent actions against two companies in separate health data privacy cases are significant developments signaling the FTC's "aggressive push" to enforce violations involving disclosures of consumer health data to third parties, said attorney Kirk Nahra of WilmerHale.
TikTok says the Biden administration has demanded that the company's Chinese owners divest their stake in the company or risk seeing the app get banned in America. The U.S., Canada, EU, U.K. and New Zealand have all banned the use of TikTok on government devices, citing national security concerns.
The U.K. government recently embarked on a plan to create its own version of the EU's General Data Protection Regulation, but attorney Jonathan Armstrong says he is "pretty skeptical" that this second attempt at privacy reform will successfully make it through the country's Parliament.
Britain's National Cyber Security Agency is examining TikTok to help the government finalize its decision to ban the Chinese video-sharing app from federal networks, the country’s security minister, Tom Tugendhat, revealed. The agency is looking into the app's ownership and security features.
A cancer patient whose partially naked exam photos and personal data were stolen and subsequently posted on a ransomware leak site last month filed a proposed class action lawsuit, alleging that Lehigh Valley Health Network's refusal to pay the ransom "prioritized money over patient privacy."
Privacy concerns involving the tracking, collection and disclosure of sensitive health data of consumers - without their knowledge or consent - remain top enforcement priorities for federal regulators, as well as top legislative fodder for some members of Congress.
Online counseling provider BetterHelp is set to come under two decades of privacy monitoring by the U.S. Federal Trade Commission after settling allegations that it violated users' privacy by sharing identifying information with social media platforms including Facebook.
The European agency responsible for overseeing consistent application of privacy law on the continent says it has reservations about the legal framework underpinning commercial trans-Atlantic data flows as the framework moves toward formal acceptance by the European Commission.
The Federal Trade Commission is warning Amazon and One Medical to abide by their promises to protect consumers' data privacy. The statement comes in the wake of Amazon's $3.9 billion purchase of the primary healthcare on-site and virtual services provider.
With the U.S. COVID-19 public health emergency expected to end in May, the government is set to scrutinize telehealth providers for HIPAA violations. That’s why healthcare firms should review their telehealth platforms and vendors, says privacy attorney Adam Greene of Davis Wright Tremaine.