Five states are making progress this year toward passing privacy legislation along the lines of California's Consumer Privacy Act, according to the International Association of Privacy Professionals. Here's a status report.
The ongoing lockdown may be complicating the path of Cupid's arrows. But as another Valentine's Day rolls around, authorities are warning that romance scammers - and other types of fraudsters - are alive and well and have been increasingly preying on unsuspecting victims around the world.
Flavio Aggio, CISO of the World Health Organization, has had a long career across many sectors. He understands supply chain risk, and he sees the SolarWinds hack as "resumption of a very old attack - in new packaging." He offers insights on mitigating this and other cybersecurity risks.
Good news in the fight to prevent COVID-19 infections: Researchers report that a digital contact-tracing app rolled out in England and Wales that's designed to keep users' data private and secure is helping to blunt the spread of the pandemic. They urge continuing global uptake of such apps.
A finalized Federal Trade Commission settlement specifies security improvements that SkyMed, a company that provides medical emergency travel services, must implement following the leaking of 130,000 membership records.
Mobile app and other technology vendors must clearly communicate to users how their sensitive health data will be shared with third parties - especially those in China and other nations. Otherwise, they face potential regulatory scrutiny as well as privacy lawsuits, says regulatory attorney Ashley Thomas.
After being hit by SolarWinds hackers, the Administrative Office of the U.S. Courts instructed the nation's district courts to restrict the filing of sensitive information to hard copy or "secure electronic devices." But will this defense create an even bigger bureaucratic fallout than the attack itself?
The National Counterintelligence and Security Center is calling attention to China's ongoing efforts to collect DNA data sets and other sensitive health data of Americans through hacking and other methods. It warns the data could be used to support surveillance or extortion efforts.
A data breach of a Washington state auditor's system exposed 1.4 million unemployment claimants’ records. The breach stemmed from an exploit of an unpatched system from Accellion, and the state says it was never notified of the flaw. But Accellion says it notified customers and offered a patch in December.
Some people run from change. Arun DeSouza of Nexteer Automotive runs toward it. "Now is my time," says the veteran chief information security and privacy officer, who shares his leadership and technology insights in this exclusive interview.
A lawsuit seeking class action status alleges that the maker of a fertility mobile app is sharing with three Chinese companies its users’ personal information and location data – without first obtaining users’ consent.
A proposed class-action lawsuit has been filed against Rady Children's Hospital-San Diego in the wake of a data breach resulting from a ransomware attack on Blackbaud, the hospital's cloud-based fundraising software vendor.
On the final full day of the Trump administration, HHS prepared to publish proposed changes to the HIPAA Privacy Rule this week. Plus, it revealed plans to ease off on HIPAA enforcement when organizations use certain web-based applications to schedule COVID-19 vaccinations.