Data Protection Weekly

Compiled by: Richard Sheinis, Esq.

Congressional Report Slams OPM on Data Breach
Krebs on Security

The massive data breach at the U.S. Office of Personnel Management (OPM) that exposed background investigations and fingerprint data on millions …

Data Breach at Medical College of Wisconsin Exposes Patient Data; 3200 Patients Notified 

MILWAUKEE — The Medical College of Wisconsin has notified about 3,200 patients that some of their patient data was subject to a security breach …

Dropbox data breach – 68 million user IDs stolen 

WASHINGTON: Cloud-based data storage company Dropbox said Thursday that user IDs and passwords of some 68 million clients were stolen four …

Alleged Data Breach Exposes Almost 800K Porn Site Users

Users of one particular porn site may have unwittingly exposed more than they intended, after an alleged breach compromised chats and user IDs.

Russian site ‘hit by huge data breach’
BBC News

Login names and passwords for more than 98 million users of the Russian Rambler.ru email service have reportedly been stolen and put online.

Apple, Google and Amazon support Microsoft in US gag order fight
Computer Business Review

Technology giant Microsoft has received strong backing in its legal battle against the US Department of Justice (DoJ) over customer data privacy.

Privacy expert slams NorQuest College for not notifying employees of major privacy breach

An Alberta privacy expert says Edmonton’s NorQuest College had a … A search of Orleski’s computer revealed “a vast quantity of confidential …

Hospital cyberattack suspected in Appalachian computer outage
Health Imaging

Imaging departments were not immune as all data systems were taken down at Appalachian Regional Healthcare, which serves parts of Kentucky and …

Hutton Hotel Warns Customers Of Data Breach

A luxury hotel chain in Nashville has warned its customers of a data breach that may have occurred over a three-year period. The Hutton Hotel put a …

Rambler sues Trump golf resort in Scotland for breach of privacy
The Guardian

A lawyer acting for Rohan Beyts, a retired social worker and environmental activist, has accused Trump’s staff of breaching the Data Protection Act by …

Virginia man pleads guilty in Kentucky computer hacking case 
Parkersburg News

LEXINGTON, Ky. (AP) – A Virginia man has pleaded guilty to helping a Kentucky man access an online account to draw attention to a 2012 high …

Data breach settlement approved in Canadian class action lawsuit against Home Depot 
Canadian Underwriter

An Ontario court recently approved a settlement in a class action lawsuit against Home Depot of Canada, Inc. and its corporate parent arising from a …

Point-of-sale data breaches have now reached the cloud 

Montreal-based Lightspeed reported the breach on Thursday and said it … The incident exposed data related to sales, products, and encrypted …