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Data privacy and security weekly

Compiled by: Richard Sheinis, Esq.

Russia’s plan to disconnect from Internet raises Great Firewall fears
Fox News

Meanwhile, a group of NATO countries is reportedly considering a more aggressive response to state-sponsored computer hacking and cyber attacks.

EU Considers Response to China Hacking After UK Evidence, Sources Say
Bloomberg

That can give hackers access to a subject’s computer and allow them to steal user names and passwords, files and other information. The U.S. …

617 million stolen accounts from 16 websites are now up for sale – are you at risk?
Komando

Some of the services, like MyHeritage and MyFitnessPal, have publicly disclosed their data breaches last year, but it’s the first time we’ve heard about …

Data breach confirmed by 500px with ‘partial user data’ hit
ZDNet

Users of the photography site 500px will need to reset their passwords, following a breach where an attacker was able to take “partial user data” from …

Massachusetts State Senators Seek to Enact Biometric Data Protection Law
The National Law Review

Technological advances have also made biometric data, such as fingerprints and facial features, useful security tools for electronic devices.

Home loan details of 100000 customers hacked in major data breach
The Sydney Morning Herald

The nation’s biggest banks are scrambling to contact up to 100,000 customers who may have been caught up in a major data breach at property …

59000 Data Breaches in EU Since GDPR Took Effect: Report
Law.com

A fuller picture of data breach activity is beginning to develop in the European Union, where authorities have logged more than 59,000 reports of …

Australia Says Hackers Tried to Break Into Parliament’s Computer Network
New York Times

SYDNEY, Australia — The Australian Parliament said on Friday that hackers had tried to break into its computer network, which includes lawmakers’ …