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Data Protection Weekly

China might be building vast database of federal worker info, experts say
CNN

Washington (CNN) The massive hack that may have stolen the personal information of four million federal employees appears designed to build a …

FTC Chair: Health data connectivity carries risks
MedCity News

Health data – including the privacy and security ramifications of it – is very much on the mind of Federal Trade Commission Chairwoman Edith …

NSA targeting of foreign hackers does not infringe on anyone’s privacy 
Washington Post

If the U.S. hacker had gone into a “protected computer,” that was a violation of U.S. law and the analyst was to provide the facts to the General Counsel …

New role focused on protecting Georgia students’ data part of sweeping privacy law
Daily Journal

Data is collected because it’s required, and because programs can … and use of student data have called Georgia’s new student privacy law “the most …

Apple’s Cook Takes Rivals To Task Over Data Privacy
NPR

Apple CEO Tim Cook made headlines this week when he lashed out at rival tech companies for selling people’s personal data. He didn’t mention …

CNA Provides Five Steps To Strengthen Cyber Risk Management Strategy
PRNewswire

“For every cyber security breach reported in the news, there are scores of incidents that are not covered in the media,” Hallstrom said. “Cyber crime is …

Doing Business In Connecticut? There’s A New Data Security Law You Should Get To Know 
JD Supra (press release)

This week the Connecticut House of Representatives passed Senate Bill 949, “An Act Improving Data Security and Agency Effectiveness,” (the “Act”) …

Hackers have found a way into Mac computers with this new bug 
Palm Beach Post

According to CNN Money, some Mac computers have a flaw that allows hackers to sneak in to your computer and remain undetected. This allows …

Stolen, Unencrypted Laptop Leads To US HealthWorks Data Breach 
PYMNTS.com

While the scope and effects of this particular breach are unclear, U.S. HealthWorks does not need to look far to see that data breaches can wreak …

Panel Sees More Data Breach Litigation on the Horizon 
The Legal Intelligencer

A panel of national data-security attorneys agreed at a cybersecurity conference Tuesday that data breach litigation is expanding in almost every way, …

Compiled by: Richard Sheinis, Esq.