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Data Privacy and Security Weekly

Compiled by: Richard Sheinis, Esq.

The finger has been pointed at China for Marriott data breach
ZDNet

Two officials briefed on the matter said the hackers responsible for the Marriott data breach have also been connected to cyberattacks launched …

Data Breach Could Impact 47K Patients Treated At North Texas Hospital
CBS Dallas / Fort Worth

FRISCO, Texas (CBSDFW.COM) – Baylor Scott & White Medical Center – Frisco is warning patients about a credit card data breach that could impact …

US to reveal charges against Chinese hackers – sources
Reuters UK

U.S. to reveal charges against Chinese hackers – sources … of that company and have their computer systems connected to them, experts say.

GDPR: 8000 Data Breach Reports Filed So Far in UK
BankInfoSecurity.com

The U.K.’s privacy watchdog says that six months after enforcement of the EU’s General Data Protection Regulation began, it’s seen a dramatic …

Google to shut down Google+ early due to bug that leaked data of 52.5 million users
USA TODAY

Google will accelerate the termination of its Google+ social network next year after detecting a security bug that leaked the data of millions of its users, …

EmblemHealth Fined $100K for 2016 Healthcare Data Breach
HealthITSecurity.com

Under the settlement terms, EmblemHealth is also required to reform several compliance functions to improve the security around its policyholder data …

Google CEO faces Congress over conservative bias, data privacy
CNET

Google CEO faces Congress over conservative bias, data privacy … question him about everything from data privacy to the company’s efforts in China.

Chinese hacking against US on the rise: US intelligence official
Reuters

NEW YORK (Reuters) – A senior U.S. intelligence official warned on Tuesday that Chinese cyber activity in the United States had risen in recent …

The Forgotten Lesson Of Huawei: Cyberattacks Will Be A Constant Threat To Manufacturing Firms 
Forbes

In 2000, hackers with China-based Internet addresses obtained the … enough hacking of email accounts now for people to feel they understand cyber …

City of Topeka warns up to 10000 could be affected by possible data breach
WIBW

TOPEKA, Kan. (WIBW) — The City of Topeka warns up to 10,000 people may have had their personal information compromised by a possible data …