Data Protection Weekly

Complied by: Richard Sheinis, Esq. 

2016 Healthcare Data Breaches Largely From Employee Error

The business industry had a total of 494 reported data breaches, while … Healthcare data breaches also exposed the most Social Security numbers, …

Three Medical Data Breaches Expose 242600 Patients’ PHI
eSecurity Planet

The exposed data includes names, Social Security numbers, birth dates, contact details, medical record numbers and/or clinical information.

Argyle I.S.D. Employees Hit With Data Breach
NBC 5 Dallas-Fort Worth

District leaders say on Wednesday, an employee got a “phishing” email that appeared to be from the district superintendent.

Rsync Errors Lead to Data Breach at Canadian ISP, KWIC Internet
CSO Online

Misconfigured Rsync instances across multiple servers has led to a data breach at a Canadian ISP, exposing sensitive information and affecting all of …

3rd Circuit Says Spokeo Can’t Kill Data Breach Class Actions

In Friday’s Horizon ruling, which delves more deeply into Spokeo analysis, the 3rd Circuit said the data breach plaintiffs had “at least as strong” a basis …

CoPilot Provider Support Services Notifies 220,000 Patients of Data Breach from 2015
Healthcare IT News

An unauthorized user downloaded patient files containing personal information and for some, Social Security numbers. No reason was given for the …

Ohio State Veterinary Medical Center at Dublin Hit with Possible Data Breach
OSU – The Lantern

A malware infection is to blame for a security breach that could put the personal information of up to 4,611 clients of the Ohio State Veterinary Medical …

Mapco Express Pays $1.9 Million in Data Breach Settlement
JD Supra (Press Release)

Two banks alleged that Mapco had lax security measures, which caused the breach causing the banks to reissue payment cards to affected …

Lloyds a Victim of Cyber Attack that Hit Banking Services
Reuters UK

Lloyds a victim of cyber attack that hit banking services … law enforcement agencies to trace who may be behind a cyber attack that caused intermittent …

SEC Probing Yahoo Over Previously Disclosed Cyber Breach

The U.S. Securities and Exchange Commission is investigating a previously disclosed data breach at Yahoo, the company said in a filing. Yahoo said …

Popeyes Restaurants Suffer Data Breach

CCC Restaurant Enterprises, LLC, the company that operates Popeyes Louisiana Kitchen, announced a data security breach that could have affected …

Appeals Court Vacates Horizon BCBS Data Breach Case

A US Appeals Court recently ruled that it disagreed with the previous Horizon BCBS data breach decision, saying the complaint should not have been …

‘Upskirt’ Porn Website The Candid Board Hit With Data Leak Exposing 180,000 Users
International Business Times UK

Troy Hunt, a security expert who manages breach notification website HaveIBeenPwned, has uploaded the data to his service, however it will only be …

7th Circuit: You Can’t Sue Over Personal Data Unless it’s at Risk

I told you last week about an emerging consensus among the federal circuits that, under Spokeo’s definition of constitutional standing, data breach …

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