Facebook will pay a 265 million euro fine to the Irish data protection authority to resolve a 2021 incident when the scrapped data of 533 million users appeared online. The data contained names, phone numbers and birth dates. Facebook says it takes active measures against data scrapping.
An Indiana healthcare network, Community Health Network, is the latest medical entity to classify its use of online tracking code as a data breach reportable to federal regulators. It said the unauthorized access/disclosure breach affected 1.5 million individuals.
The United Kingdom is the newest front in the long-fought conflict over end-to-end encryption, as a slew of civil society groups urge the prime minister not to back legislation empowering regulators to force online intermediaries into providing decrypted messages.
A multitude of state privacy laws taking effect in 2023 has forced organizations to revamp their compliance programs to incorporate the disparate requirements, says Lisa Sotto. Companies across every industry face a threat environment that's more active and malicious than ever before.
Even as the world wakes up to headlines of hackers stealing billions in cryptocurrency, countries such as India are mulling a state-run Central Bank Digital Currency for better security and stability. Dr. Dutta of IDBI Bank breaks down what works, what doesn't and what we can expect from CBDCs.
Authorities charged six people, including five former Tennessee hospital workers, with conspiracy in disclosing health data. Federal prosecutors say the six sold information about patients involved in motor vehicle accidents to third parties, including chiropractors and personal injury attorneys.
The U.S. Department of Justice on Friday charged 10 individuals with using business email compromise and money laundering schemes to target public and private insurers. These schemes targeted Medicare, state Medicaid programs, private health insurers and numerous other victims.
Payment card security group PCI Security Standards Council has a new standard aimed at smoothing the contactless payment experience at retailers by ensuring that a single commercial device can process card data and a PIN. Consumers across the globe increasingly use contactless methods for payment.
Following a spate of cyberattacks and data breaches affecting millions of Australians, the government‘s cybersecurity minister recently announced the formation of a task force that will hunt down hackers and said she is contemplating a ban on ransomware payments.
The French data protection authority fined Discord 800,000 euros for privacy and security practices that violate the General Data Protection Regulation. Authorities said the fine might have been higher except that Discord's "business model is not based on the exploitation of personal data."
A server misconfiguration at Kentucky-based CorrectCare Integrated Health Inc., a firm that provides medical claims processing for correctional facilities, has exposed sensitive information of nearly 600,000 inmates who received medical care during the last decade while incarcerated.
Soccer fans watching the 2022 FIFA World Cup live from Doha should think twice about installing two apps developed for the Qatari government, warn multiple European data protection authorities. The apps likely open the door to surveillance by authorities with a spotty human rights track record.
The U.S. Federal Trade Commission pushed until June 9 the date for nonbanking financial firms to follow cybersecurity mandates in the updated Safeguards Rule. The agency approved the update in a partisan vote in October 2021, imposing requirements such as a written information security program.
Apple, Google and Microsoft supported a new common passwordless sign-in standard, and a key Senate committee approved the Improving Digital Identity Act of 2022. How will these moves pay off in 2023? Identity security expert Jeremy Grant weighs in on trends and predictions for the new year.
A New York-based firm that provides anesthesiology administrative services to 100 surgery centers and medical offices across the U.S. is facing at least five proposed federal class action lawsuits following a July hacking incident that affected some of its clients and over 450,000 of their patients.