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Data Privacy and Security Weekly

Compiled by: Richard Sheinis, Esq.

Intel-drafted US data privacy bill would protect firms from fines 
Reuters

(Reuters) – Chipmaker Intel Corp said it is seeking a sponsor in Congress for a U.S. data privacy bill it drafted that would shield companies from fines if …

Hacker pleads guilty to costly cyber attacks on computer servers 
fox5sandiego.com

SAN DIEGO — A Utah man pleaded guilty Tuesday in federal court in San Diego to carrying out a global spree of malicious computer hacks that cost …

Hong Kong privacy watchdog to investigate Cathay Pacific over massive data breach 
CNBC

Hong Kong’s privacy commissioner will launch a compliance investigation into Cathay Pacific Airways over a data breach involving 9.4 million …

Fingerprints, eye-scans help flyers skip security lines
ABC15 Arizona

PHOENIX – Airports around the country are partnering with a security company that uses biometric data to allow consumers to get through security …

Pakistani banks hit by biggest cyber attack in country’s history 
Samaa Digital

It was a coordinated cyber attack in which the payment network of Bank Islami and the international payment scheme was compromised. Hackers …

HSBC customer accounts compromised in data breach 
MarketWatch

Add HSBC to the long list of financial institutions whose customer data has have been compromised. Some U.S. customers of HBSC HSBC, +0.22% …

Under Armour says 4 million Aussie accounts in data breach
iTnews

A massive data breach of Under Armour’s MyFitnessPal app in February impacted almost four million Australian accounts. The data breach notification …