Data Privacy and Security Weekly

Compiled by: Richard Sheinis, Esq.

Google Is Fined $57 Million Under Europe’s Data Privacy Law
New York Times

The first major example came on Monday, when the French data protection authority announced that it had fined Google 50 million euros, or about …

DNC says Russian hackers hit it with phishing effort after midterms
CNET

DNC says Russian hackers hit it with phishing effort after midterms … Computer security specialists say the November phishing campaign against the …

Over 900000 affected by Cebuana Lhuillier data breach
Rappler

“They committed to submit a more detailed report regarding the data breach. Cebuana Lhuillier informed us that it has engaged the services of a thrid …

Austrian data privacy activist files complaint against Apple, Amazon, others
CNBC

The action by NOYB, chaired by data privacy activist Max Schrems, also named Netflix, Spotify and Alphabet’s YouTube in the action, after it tested …

Biggest Data Breach Yet Has Leaked 773 Million Emails. Here’s What You Need to Do Now
ScienceAlert

Looks like it’s time to change your passwords, again: security experts have flagged up a monster data breach made up of some 773 million email …

Apple CEO Demands Federal Data Privacy Legislation
Threatpost

Apple CEO Tim Cook is adding his voice to the wave of tech giants, privacy watchdogs, and consumers calling for the government to roll out tightened …

Baltimore mayor orders security review after city IT staffer found with hacking tools
Finger Lakes Times

… gave himself special access to the computer of the Department of Public Works director and was found with hacking tools on his own city computer, …

State sends at least 500000 letters over security breach
KTVA

Shawnda O’Brien, director of the state’s Division of Public Assistance, said the state hadn’t found any sign of a data breach from the April 26 computer …

North Carolina Reintroduces Strict Data Breach Notification Law
HealthITSecurity.com

Jason Saine reintroduced data privacy legislation that would give organizations just 30 days to report a breach. For healthcare providers in the state, …

Marriott CEO says hotels aren’t a national security target, but experts beg to differ
CNBC

Marriott CEO Arne Sorenson said Tuesday he doesn’t think the company is “going to be in anybody’s crosshairs” when it comes to national security …

BlackRock’s data leak hits 20000 advisers
Business Day

New York — A data leak revealed last week at BlackRock exposed names, e-mail addresses and other information of about 20,000 advisers who are …