Data Privacy and Security Weekly

Compiled by: Richard Sheinis, Esq.

Tech giants ask Congress for a data privacy bill that would bypass state laws

Tech giants are calling for Congress to pass a data privacy law — just as long as it’s on their terms. Those terms include legislation that would pre-empt …

Data breach may affect 50000 Australian university students using ‘Get’ app
The Guardian

Data breach may affect 50,000 Australian university students using ‘Get’ app … Guardian Australia has attempted to contact Get about the breach.


Ransomware Cyberattack Strikes Montgomery County School District
NBC 10 Philadelphia

A Montgomery County school district has become the latest apparent victim of a ransomware cyberattack that struck just after the start of the new …

Medical transportation service notifies 15000 patients of data breach
Becker’s Hospital Review

Medical transportation service notifies 15,000 patients of data breach … may have been exposed in a data breach, according to the HIPAA Journal.

London gender identity clinic investigating ‘data security incident’
Digital Health

A gender identity clinic in London has said it is investigating “a data security incident” after patient emails were exposed. The Charing Cross Gender …

Pearson hit with lawsuit over data breach
The Bookseller

A court filing claims one million students were affected by the data breach and the company did not have adequate safeguards in place.

Airlines are using facial recognition at boarding gates
American Military News

Major commercial airlines begin using facial recognition to confirm the identities of its passengers at airports around the country, but some data privacy …

Metro Mobility notifies 15000 customers of data breach that may have exposed personal information
Minneapolis Star Tribune

A data breach at Metro Mobility, the Twin Cities transit service for people with disabilities, may have exposed the personal information of up to 15,000 …

Boy Scouts’ affiliate data breach exposed kids’ and parents’ personal information
Charlotte Agenda

A partner of the Boy Scouts of America leaked the personal information of children and their parents last month. What happened: Boy Scouts …