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Healthcare Sees 278% Increase in Data Breaches in Q2,  30% Caused By Repeat Offenders

It’s not good to be in Healthcare IT these days, judging by the latest data. With over 3 million records put at risk by both insiders and external attacks in Q2, healthcare orgs need to ...
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You Can’t Afford a Data Breach – And They’re Only Getting More Expensive

Like everything else in this world, data breaches are costing organizations more too.
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Breach You Once? Shame on You. Breach You Twice? Still.. Shame on You.

Heed the warning found in the story of a Virginia bank that was not breached once, but twice in an 8-month period of time!
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Consumer Privacy: California Follows in the Footsteps of GDPR

The California Consumer Privacy Act of 2018 (AB 375) takes effect on January 1, 2020 and will be the most exacting data privacy policy in the United States. Similar to the European ...
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Equifax: "Oh, minor detail, we also lost 17.6 Million driver's licenses in that data breach"...

On May 7, executives of Equifax submitted a "statement for the record" to the Securities and Exchange Commission detailing the extent of the consumer data breach the company first ...
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Yahoo Pays $35 Million Penalty For The Hot Mess Of Their Massive Data Breach

This is the first time that a public company gets fined by regulators for failure to properly investigate their 2014 data breach, and disclose it to shareholders. Technically this is not ...
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Cancer Center Discloses $2.3 Million Data Breach Settlement In Their Bankruptcy Filing

As reported in BNA Privacy Law Watch, on December 6, 2017, health care provider 21st Century Oncology agreed to pay $2.3 million to settle charges by the Department of Health and Human ...
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Uber Total Loss: 57 Million Records Stolen But Data Breach Was Hidden For A Year

Oh boy. Uber is known for pushing the limits of the law and has dozens of lawsuits pending against it, but this one went too far and now comes the reckoning. Bloomberg was first to report ...
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Whole Foods Point Of Sale Data Breach. Did Amazon Buy An Organic Lemon?

Uh Oh. They just announced. Generally it's the tip of the iceberg, and then over time more details are released that show it was muuuch worse than initially expected. Looks like Amazon ...
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Large Insurance Company Settles for $5.5 Million over "Failed To Patch" Data Breach

A large insurance company (Nationwide) agreed to pay a total of $5.5 Million to settle charges brought by 32 states resulting from the loss of critical consumer information attributable ...
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