Data Privacy and Security Weekly

Compiled by: Richard Sheinis, Esq.

YouTube will pay $170 million to settle claims it violated child privacy laws

The COPPA rule requires child-directed sites to disclose data practices and get parental consent for collecting information on children under age 13.

Shocking Huawei ‘Extortion And Cyberattack’ Allegations In New US Legal Fight

Going way beyond the usual denials and good practice assurances, the Chinese tech giant has alleged instances of extortion, cyberattacks and …

Providence Health Plan notifying 122K members of third-party data breach

More than half of hospitals have experienced one or more vendor-related data breaches in the past two years, according to a Ponemon report. (ranjith …

Russell Stover retail stores hit by data breach
Kansas City Business Journal

The company said the hacker could have accessed “certain payment card data, including some consumers’ first and last names, payment card …

OCR Shares Best Practices for Managing Malicious Insider Threats

A recent report from Egress showed that the healthcare sector has been the hardest hit by breaches. And about 60 percent of those security incidents …

Revealed: How a secret Dutch mole aided the US-Israeli Stuxnet cyberattack on Iran
Yahoo News

For years, an enduring mystery has surrounded the Stuxnet virus attack that targeted Iran’s nuclear program: How did the U.S. and Israel get their …

Apple Could Face a $10 Billion Fine Over Siri Eavesdropping
iDrop News

If Apple is found to be in violation of GDPR obligations, it could face penalties of up to 20 million Euros or 4% of its annual global turnover, whichever …

Alleged Global Google Privacy Leak: ‘GDPR Workaround’ Could Incur $27B Fine

Startup browser maker Brave has filed new evidence with the Irish Data Protection Commission stating that Google has created a GDPR workaround …

Mental health websites in Europe found sharing user data for ads

Research by a privacy rights advocacy group has found popular mental health websites in the EU are sharing users’ sensitive personal data with …