Data Privacy and Security Weekly

Compiled by: Richard Sheinis, Esq.

LabCorp data breach exposes information of 7.7 million consumers
USA TODAY

A day after Quest Diagnostics announced 12 million patients were affected by a data breach, another medical testing company says its patients’ data …

Security Response in Place After Data Breach at American Medical Collection Agency
ACA International

American Medical Collection Agency (AMCA) is the latest subject of a large data security breach leading to possible unauthorized access to the …

Flipboard resets user passwords after confirming it was hit by a data breach
Business Insider

Flipboard sent out an email to its users earlier today, informing them that it had reset their passwords due to a data breach on the platform. The news …

Top Australia university data breach extends back 19 years
BBC News

A top university in Australia has said it has been hacked, with unauthorised access to staff and student data extending back for 19 years.

Health Care Software Group Settles With Arizona, Other States Over Data Breach
KJZZ

The lawsuit came about after a 2015 data breach related to a health care software company called Medical Informatics Engineering. The breach …

Premera agrees to $74M settlement for 2014 data breach
Health Data Management

“After several years of hard-fought litigation, we are pleased that individuals affected by this data breach will receive compensation for their losses and …

Quest Diagnostics Says Data Breach May Have Impacted Nearly 12 Million Patients
HealthLeaders Media

Quest Diagnostics Inc. said on Monday it was notified by a billing collections vendor that an unauthorized user gained access to information on nearly …

Riviera Beach computer shut down due to hacking; fix may cost $1 million
WPBF West Palm Beach

During a special meeting called to address the city’s complete computer shutdown, interim Information Technology Manager Justin Williams delivered …

Facebook Loses Court Battle To Keep Internal Privacy Breach Information Private
Forbes

At the time of the breach, Facebook was already under a U.S. Federal Trade Commission decree to strengthen its data protection policies. The ruling …