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Data Privacy and Security Weekly

Compiled by: Richard Sheinis, Esq.

California lawmakers block expansion of data privacy law
Santa Rosa Press Democrat

SACRAMENTO — California lawmakers blocked an effort Thursday to expand the state’s sweeping new data privacy law, handing a victory the tech …

Newark Cancer Provider Reports Patient Data Breach from June 2018
HealthITSecurity.com

MOHC has joined an increasing number of healthcare organizations that in recent months have failed to timely report a security incident. Under HIPAA …

New Jersey amends data breach law, expanding definition of personal info
SC Magazine

New Jersey last week officially passed Bill S-52, which amends its previous data breach notification law. Governor Phil Murphy signed the bipartisan …

Stack Overflow data breach: hackers accessed production systems
2-spyware.com (blog)

The Internet’s largest Q&A site for programmers and web developers disclosed the breach in Security Update post yesterday, May 16, 2019. As Mary …

Most healthcare data breaches are caused by internal players: 5 things to know
Becker’s Hospital Review

Although 69 percent of data breaches are perpetrated by outsiders, for healthcare organizations, the majority of threats— 59 percent — are internal …

Medical device hacking sparking concern among doctors, computer experts
WPBF West Palm Beach

Imagine you’re undergoing surgery when malicious hackers get access to the hospital’s computer network, and encrypt the data running all the …

Seattle blood bank alerts 1800 patients of data breach
Becker’s Hospital Review

Seattle-based Bloodworks, Northwest is notifying 1,893 patients of a March data breach that may have exposed patients’ personal information.

Security breach might affect unknown number of Harbor clients
Toledo Blade

Harbor Behavioral Health has become the latest Toledo-area service provider to be hit by an apparent data breach. In a letter dated May 17 and sent …