DATA PRIVACY AND SECURITY WEEKLY

Compiled by: Richard Sheinis, Esq.

Researchers Find Over 2 Billion Records Exposed In Orvibo Data Breach
pymnts.com

In a reported leak of billions of user records in a smart home data breach, researchers have found that a database that belongs to Chinese firm Orvibo …

95000 Delawareans impacted by data security breach
PropertyCasualty360

The Delaware Department of Insurance announced it received a notice of a data security breach suffered by Dominion National, an insurer and …

Florida City Fires IT Employee After Paying $460000 Bitcoin Ransom to Hackers
Gizmodo

Lake City, Florida paid out a bitcoin ransom worth $460,000 to hackers who disabled the city’s computer systems with sophisticated ransomware last …

Riviera Beach pays massive ransom to hackers following cyber attack, official says
WPTV.com

RIVIERA BEACH, Fla. — A spokesperson confirms the City of Riviera Beach has paid a massive ransom to computer hackers following a costly cyber …

How Biometric Data Will Shift The Privacy Conversation
Forbes

As marketers, can our data privacy practices keep up with the rapidly emerging needs of biometric data? How do we use this data ethically?

Google, University of Chicago named in patient data privacy suit
Health Data Management

The University of Chicago and Google are named in a suit contending that they failed to protect the privacy and security of patient data because it was …

CBP attempts to end business with contractor involved in data breach
KTVZ

(CNN) – The company at the center of a major data breach last month has been found “preliminarily ineligible” to conduct business with the federal …

Seven Florida residents face charges in statewide data breach
Wink News

Seven Florida residents face charges in statewide data breach … and Family Services (DCFS) in connection with a data breach that compromised the …

Health Data Breach Tally: A Mid-Year Update
GovInfoSecurity.com

With half of 2019 in the rear-view mirror, what are the emerging healthcare data breach trends so far this year? Hacker/IT incidents continue to be the …