Data Privacy and Security Weekly

Compiled by: Richard Sheinis, Esq. 

UConn Health notifies up to 326000 patients of data breach
Becker’s Hospital Review

Farmington-based University of Connecticut Health sent letters to up to 326,000 patients notifying them of a recent data security incident. A third party …

California may broaden far-reaching data privacy law
Miami Herald

California consumers would have more power to sue corporations for misusing their data under a proposal by the attorney general Monday to expand …

Former NASA contractor who hacked computers to retrieve nude photos sentenced to 5 years
LA Daily News

A former NASA contractor who authorities said hacked into women’s computers, then threatened to publish on the internet nude photos and …

TurboTax Hit with Cyberattack, Tax Returns Compromised
Dark Reading

TurboTax Hit with Cyberattack, Tax Returns Compromised. Officials report an unauthorized party obtained tax return data by using credentials …

Hill Hearings to Explore Path to Federal Privacy Law
Bloomberg Law

House and Senate lawmakers are set to ramp up efforts to develop a broad federal data privacy law with a pair of hearings. Tech companies, retailers …

Potential Security Flaw Involving Twitter Direct Messages Sparks Concern About User Privacy
CPO Magazine

The world’s largest social media companies continue to deal with data privacy breaches and potential security flaws on a regular basis. The latest flaw …

Stanford data breach: students access each others’ personal details
2-spyware.com (blog)

Private student data that includes admission files and other sensitive details got exposed due to a breach at Stanford University. The vulnerability …

Report: Apps give Facebook sensitive health and other data
ABC News

Several phone apps are sending sensitive user data, including health … not good for Facebook to have yet another data privacy flap in the headlines, …

South Korea Privacy Law Changes May Help EU Data Transfer Talks
Bloomberg Law

South Korea is changing its data privacy laws in a bid to secure an agreement with the EU to let South Korean digital communications providers move …