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Data Privacy and Security Weekly

Compiled by: Richard Sheinis, Esq. 

$5 billion fine reported for Facebook data-privacy violations
WCBI

The Federal Trade Commission voted to approve a fine of roughly $5 billion against Facebook over user-privacy violations by the social media …

Patients at PCHC possibly targeted in data breach
WABI

BANGOR, Maine (WABI) – Local patients may have been targeted in a security breach at a collection agency hired by Penobscot Community Health …

What Texas businesses need to know about new data breach notification requirements
Houston Business Journal

Texas House Bill 4390 tightens the notification requirements related to a breach of sensitive personal information, requires notification to the Texas …

Evite Invites Over 100 Million People to Their Data Breach
OODA Loop

Earlier this year, popular social-planning website Evite experienced a data breach affecting close to 101 million users. The website …

Premera Blue Cross to pay $10 million to 30 states, including New Jersey, after data breach
The Philadelphia Inquirer

Premera Blue Cross Blue Shield, the largest health insurer in the Pacific Northwest, has agreed to pay $10 million to 30 states, including New Jersey, …

Sprint customer accounts breached by hackers
CNET

Sprint has confirmed a data breach, telling customers that hackers broke into their accounts through a Samsung website. The number of customer …

In systemic breach, hackers steal millions of Bulgarians’ financial data
Reuters

SOFIA (Reuters) – Bulgaria’s finance minister apologized to the country on Tuesday after admitting hackers had stolen millions of taxpayers’ financial …

Desjardins to offer permanent digital protection to all members following breach
Financial Post

MONTREAL — The chief executive of Desjardins Group says it will offer permanent data protection to all its members — and not just those affected by …

Ukrainian hacker sought by US arrested
ABC News

Ukraine has arrested an alleged major computer hacker who has been sought by the United States for years. The head of Ukraine’s national security …

Settlement reached with Premera Blue Cross after data breach affected more than 270000 Idahoans
East Idaho News

Premera’s insufficient data security exposed health and other personal information of more than 270,000 Idahoans and 10.4 million consumers …