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Data Privacy and Security Weekly

Compiled by: Richard Sheinis, Esq.

Hacker steals ten years worth of data from San Diego school district
ZDNet

A hacker has stolen the personal details of over 500,000 San Diego Unified School District staff and students; the district revealed in a breach notice …

LifeBridge Health faces class-action lawsuit stemming from massive cyberbreach in 2016
Healthcare Finance News

The data breach occurred on or about September 27, 2016. It was discovered approximately March 28, 18 months later. At the time, LifeBridge sent …

In a year of data breaches, India’s massive biometric programme finally found legitimacy
Quartz

Having enrolled over 1.22 billion Indians till November, the project saw several breaches and multiple accounts of data leak being reported this year, …

It’s only a matter of time before China ends up with our Facebook data
CNN

This week, we learned how shockingly lax Facebook appears to have been around how much of its data leaks into the servers of other companies, …

Advancement of artificial intelligence opens health data privacy to attack
UC Berkeley

Advances in artificial intelligence have created new threats to the privacy of health data, a new UC Berkeley study shows. The study, led by professor …

Why the FTC Is Taking a New Look at Facebook Privacy
New York Times

After a yearlong string of news reports that have called Facebook’s data-sharing practices into question, federal regulators are taking a hard look at …

Japan’s data protection framework is not yet adequate, say EU legislators
Lexology

In an opinion adopted on 5 December 2018 and released on 14 December, the European Data Protection Board (“EDPB”) — the group composed of …

When blockchain meets data privacy and security
New Hampshire Business Review

The same paradigm-breaking reckoning with blockchain may soon come to the world of data privacy and information security as both privacy …

How a German Man Wanted His Amazon Data and Got 1700 Alexa Files — About a Total Stranger
Fortune

After requesting his data from Amazon, as allowed by the EU’s General Data Protection Regulation (GDPR), the man mistakenly received 1,700 audio …

France fines Uber RM1.9mil over huge data breach
The Star Online

France’s data protection agency said Thursday that it had fined the US ride-hailing group Uber €400,000 (RM1.9mil) over a 2016 data breach that …

DOJ charges 3 people, seizes 15 suspected ‘hacking-for-hire’ sites
KTVA

DOJ charges 3 people, seizes 15 suspected ‘hacking-for-hire’ sites … 19, the DOJ, along with the FBI Cyber Division, served a warrant to seize sites …

How China’s Elite Hackers Stole the World’s Most Valuable Secrets
WIRED

But the MSP hacks don’t just show China’s hacking sophistication; they … The malware posed as legitimate on a victim’s computer to avoid antivirus …