Data Privacy and Security Weekly

Compiled by: Richard Sheinis, Esq.

Irish data protection authority reveals probe into Twitter data breach
The Hill

Ireland’s data protection authority revealed Friday that it is investigating Twitter’s compliance with Europeans’ new data privacy laws following a series …

Massachusetts Changes Data Breach Notification Requirements
The National Law Review

The Governor of Massachusetts has just signed into law amendments to the state’s data breach notification law. The amendments will go into effect …

Landmark ruling gives new power to sue tech giants for violating privacy
Fast Company

But Illinois, where the incident occurred, has the strictest law around biometric data privacy in the country. The law, called the Biometric Information …

Popular Android Apps Are Sharing Personal Data with Facebook Without User Consent
CPO Magazine

Facebook is once again coming under public scrutiny over its data privacy policies, this time after a comprehensive report from Privacy International …

More than 95000 data breach complaints since EU rules kicked in
ETTelecom.com

BRUSSELS: Europe’s data protection regulators have received more than 95,000 complaints about possible data breaches, eight months after the …

WSU regents authorize up to $5.26 million to settle lawsuit over 2017 hard drive burglary
The Spokesman-Review

… authorized lawyers for the school to negotiate a payment of up to $5.26 million to settle a lawsuit over a potential data breach nearly two years ago.

EU Tech Chief Warns Again on Cyber Threat From China
Bloomberg

The European Union’s digital chief is urging the bloc’s member states to consider the risk of partnering with Chinese companies like Huawei …

Sammamish cancels all city credit cards as FBI investigates ransomware attack
KIRO Seattle

KIRO 7 asked Sammamish Mayor Christie Malchow if the city planned to pay the hackers now holding city computer files and systems ransom.

Multiple local and state agencies investigating cyberattack on Akron’s city servers
News 5 Cleveland

AKRON, Ohio — Local and state authorities are investigating a cyberattack on Akron city servers that appears to be “financially motivated,” according …

Arby’s agrees to pay up after data breach
WTVD-TV

If you ate at Arby’s and were impacted by the alleged data breach, you … fashion about the alleged data breach, which potentially exposed them to …

Data breach at Valley Hope Association centers affects 70000 patients
Cyware

A data breach at Valley Hope Association addiction treatment centers has resulted in the compromise of personal data of 70,000 patients. The breach …

Massive data breach involving millions of mortgage documents just got much worse
HousingWire

The massive data breach involving more than 24 million mortgage and banking documents just got much, much worse as an investigation unearthed a …