Data Privacy and Security Weekly

Compiled by: Richard Sheinis, Esq.

Nordstrom data breach exposes employee information 
SC Magazine

High-end retailer Nordstrom is in the process of notifying its employees their data may have been compromised in a breach. The Seattle Times …

City of Bakersfield announces cyber hack in online payment system 
Bakersfield Now

City of Bakersfield announces cyber hack in online payment system. by BakersfieldNow staff … The hacking took place between Aug. 11 and Oct. 1, …

Ontario Cannabis Store Data Breach Affects 4500 Customer
Security Today (press release) (blog)

The Ontario Cannabis Store has reported a data breach that took place Nov. 1 through the Canada Post and affected information from 4,500 …

42000 customers affected by Health First data breach 
Florida Today

Health First officials told FLORIDA TODAY on Monday the data breached was fairly low-level, though it could have included some customers’ Social …

The law that lets Europeans take back their data from big tech companies 
CBS News

He not only brought international attention to the issue of data privacy, he brought big tech lawyers into court. In the information age, he says data is …

‘Pop-up’ scam is latest net ploy 
Times Daily

Elizabeth Garcia, president of the Better Business Bureau of North Alabama, said consumers should never trust pop-ups on their computer.

HealthCare.gov breach compromised applicants’ financial, immigration data 
Washington Times

Personal data including immigration status and employment information were compromised in a breach of HealthCare.gov that affected people who …

Can Decentralization Impact And Enhance Geo-Location Data Privacy? 

From the unfortunate mishaps of Facebook to Uber’s $148 million data settlement – the largest multi-state data breach settlement ever – it is clear user …

Blockchain-powered data security: A prescription for renewed trust in healthcare 
Healthcare Global – Healthcare News, Magazine and Website

A transformational new way to secure and ensure the integrity of data has come to healthcare, and it has the potential to impact almost every corner of …