For the second time in recent months, federal regulators have slapped a healthcare provider with a HIPAA financial settlement in a case involving patients' rights to access their health information. Why is this an ongoing compliance problem?
Ascension healthcare system's sharing of data with Google on millions of patients is drawing increased scrutiny from members of Congress as well as privacy advocates. What are the major areas of concern?
A proposal that won U.S. House approval Wednesday calls for crafting a strategy for securing the nation's electrical grid. It also would create a two-year pilot program within the U.S. Energy Department's National Laboratory to identify vulnerabilities within the grid.
One of the largest fines to date for violating the EU's General Data Protection Regulation has been announced by Germany's federal privacy and data protection watchdog, the BfDI, against 1 & 1 Telecommunications, in part for inadequate authentication mechanisms. The company plans to appeal.
A federal court has granted preliminary approval of a multi-million dollar settlement of a consolidated class action lawsuit filed against Banner Health in the wake of a massive 2016 breach of healthcare and financial information. Here's a rundown of the details.
The U.S. Federal Trade Commission has sanctioned data analytics firm Cambridge Analytica for misusing Facebook users' personal details as part of voter-targeting campaigns. Just one problem: The firm declared bankruptcy in May 2018. Meanwhile, voter microtargeting continues unchecked.
After several moves by Democrats to introduce federal privacy legislation, Republican Senator Roger Wicker on Tuesday unveiled a draft consumer privacy bill, the United States Consumer Data Privacy Act of 2019, that would override various state laws on privacy, including the California Consumer Privacy Act.
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Getting the proper vendor contracts completed is a top concern for organizations preparing to comply with the California Consumer Privacy Act, says Caitlin Fennessy, research director at the International Association of Privacy Professionals.
Victims of a massive 2018 Facebook data breach can continue a class-action lawsuit to try and force the social network to maintain "reasonable" information security practices, a federal judge has ruled. But he dismissed the plaintiff's attempt to receive monetary compensation for the breach.
An audit from the U.S. Energy Department's Inspector General finds that the agency is prone to making the same cybersecurity mistakes year-after-year. This includes exposing critical infrastructure, including nuclear facilities, to outside hacking and attacks.