Data Privacy and Security Weekly

Compiled by: Richard Sheinis, Esq.

Twitter and Facebook could be facing billions in fines after Ireland investigations
CNBC

Companies can be fined up to 4% of global annual revenues for breaching Europe’s data privacy law called GDPR. For Facebook, that could mean a …

Alabama hospitals pay hackers in paralyzing ransomware attacks on their computers that affected …
msnNOW

An Alabama hospital system that quit accepting new patients after a ransomware attack said Saturday it had gotten a key to unlock its computer …

UAB notifies nearly 20000 patients of data breach, says patient info exposed
WVTM13

UAB notifies nearly 20,000 patients of data breach, says patient info … “UAB Medicine takes the protection of our patients’ health information very …

DoorDash data breach that affected 4.9M users draws class action suit
New York Post

At least one of the DoorDash users who claims she is among the nearly 5 million people affected by a massive data theft wants to take a bite out of the …

Akron hacker sentenced to six years in prison for cyber attack on Akron websites
News 5 Cleveland

CLEVELAND — An Akron man will spend the next six years behind bars for hacking the city of Akron and Akron Police Department websites in 2017.

Turkey fines Facebook $282000 over privacy breach
Reuters

ANKARA (Reuters) – Turkish authorities have fined Facebook Inc (FB.O) 1.6 million lira ($282,000) for violation of data protection laws which affected …

Data breach at Russian ISP impacts 8.7 million customers
ZDNet

Kommersant said it learned of the breach from a source in the banking security sector. The data was being shared online, including on Telegram …

FBI Issues Worrying New Cyber Attack Warning—This One Is A Surprise
Forbes

Even though companies worldwide are struggling to protect systems and data from incessant waves of business email compromise attacks—with …

Tū Ora Compass Health data breach exposes medical data of one million people
ZDNet

Tū Ora Compass Health has revealed a data breach resulting in the potential exposure of sensitive medical information belonging to one million …

British Airways: Half a million scammed passengers given green light to sue airline
Express.co.uk

The General Data Protection Regulation (GDPR) came into force in May 2018 and means that firms can face fines of up to 4% of their annual turnover …