Data Protection Weekly

Compiled by: Richard Sheinis, Esq.

MAPCO to Pay $1.9M to Settle Data Breach Claims
CSNews Online

MAPCO Express Inc. will pay $1.9 million in a settlement over data security breaches at multiple stores, according to media reports. A Tennessee …

Supreme Court Issues Notice to Centre, Facebook, WhatsApp Over Data Protection

The petitioner told the Supreme Court that WhatsApp has become a utility service and user data needs to be safeguarded. A petition filed before the …

Data Breach at Sentara Healthcare
The Charlottesville Newsplex

ALBEMARLE COUNTY, Va. (NEWSPLEX) — Thousands of Sentara patients may have been impacted by a data breach at a third-party vendor…

Cellebrite Loses 900GB of Customer Data in Breach of Old Server
PC Authority

Israeli security company Cellebrite has suffered a data breach of its website, and as much as 900GB of information has been stolen. Cellebrite …

Indian Banks are Waking Up to a New Kind of Cyber Attack
Economic Times

MUMBAI: Hackers recently infiltrated the systems of three government-owned banks – two headquartered in Mumbai and one in Kolkata – to create …

Appeals Court Sides with UPMC Over Data Breach Lawsuit
Pittsburgh Post-Gazette

A panel of three Pennsylvania Superior Court judges has upheld a Common Pleas ruling that UPMC was not negligent following a data breach …

Investigation After Barts Health Trust Hit By Cyber Attack
Evening Standard

An urgent investigation has been launched after London’s largest health trust was hit by a cyber attack. Barts Health Trust, which runs four hospitals in …

Swiss-US Privacy Shield Framework Approved

On January 11, 2017, the US and Swiss authorities announced their agreement on a new cross-border data transfer framework, the Swiss-US Privacy …

Uber’s Transit Data Could Make Driving Better for Everyone
Chicago Daily Herald

Sharing data could help build some goodwill in cities, said Linda Bailey, … the feature down after complaints that the site violated people’s privacy).

Student Hacker Faces 10 Years In Prison For Infecting 16000 Computers With Spyware

Zachary Shames, 21, a student hacker from Great Walls, Virginia, pleaded writing and selling custom spyware designed to monitor a victim’s …

Ramirez to Resign From FTC
SC Magazine

Known as a tough regulator who’s used her agency’s consumer protection … guidance and enforcement for the Internet of Things (IoT) and big data.

$28000 Bitcoins Paid By Los Angeles Valley College As Ransom For Cyberattack [Video] 
University Herald

Los Angeles Valley College is yet another victim to a cyberattack late last month. This move disrupted computer systems, email, and voice mail at the …

Health Insurance Data Breach Affects Thousands in Delaware 
NBC 10 Philadelphia

Thousands of people in Delaware are victims of a data breach, and their medical records are now at risk. Police are now worried that people don’t …

Vera Bradley Taking Action to Address Potential Data Breach Involving Payment Cards at Stores 
Sherwood Daily

Vera Bradley (VRA) said it is investigating a potential security breach involving customer data at its retail stores over the summer. The company said it …

Human Resources Notifies Employees of Data Breach 
Military Technologies

Although the system was compromised for less than 30 minutes, data … Georgia Tech Cyber Security quickly intervened to stop the breach and has …

Arizona Cybersecurity Incident the Latest in a Growing List of Attempts 
Government Technology

In a positive turn in their investigation of the latest attempt to hack a state computer system, Arizona officials said Russian hackers weren’t behind the …