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data privacy and security weekly

Compiled by: Richard Sheinis, Esq.

Wendy’s to pay $50M in data breach settlement
SC Magazine (press release) (blog)

Wendy’s has agreed to pay $50 million to settle negligence claims following its 2015-2016 data breach that affected more than 1,000 of the burger …

Nearly 50000 AdventHealth Patients Impacted in Yearlong Data Breach
Security Today (press release) (blog)

The breached data of 42,000 patients contained troves of personal and health data, including medical histories, insurance carriers, Social Security …

Memorial Hospital warns patients of December data breach
WLOX

GULFPORT, MS (WLOX) – Officials with Memorial Hospital at Gulfport are warning that some patient information, including social security numbers, …

Dunn Brothers Coffee, other restaurants impacted by data breach
KMSP-TV

The data breach impacted dozens of locations across several states. Other affected businesses include Sebastian Joe’s Ice Cream of Minneapolis and …

China Facial Recognition Database Leak Sparks Fears Over Mass Data Collection
Forbes

China Facial Recognition Database Leak Sparks Fears Over Mass Data … They make artificial intelligence-based security software systems for face …

Many Popular iPhone Apps Are Recording Screens Without User Privacy Consent
CPO Magazine

Many Popular iPhone Apps Are Recording Screens Without User Privacy … Obviously, this is in direct violation of basic data privacy practices, which …

Chinese and Iranian hackers step up cyber attacks on US after Trump conflict
The Sun

CHINESE and Iranian hackers have stepped up damaging cyber attacks on the US over Donald Trump’s fiery clashes with the two countries, it’s been …

Colorado hospital notifies patients of data breach
Becker’s Hospital Review

based Rocky Mountain Health Care Services sent letters to 971 patients alerting them of a recent data breach. The hospital became aware that an …

Blue Shield, AltaMed Patient Data Breached in Business Associate Hack
HealthITSecurity.com

For BSC, the breach also began on May 21, but it was not discovered until June 26, 2018. According to the notice, “an unknown third party was able to …

Millions of medical calls exposed online
BBC News

People talking about their symptoms, diseases, their kids’ illnesses, giving out their social security numbers. This data is as private as it gets,” …

Coinmama Confirms Massive Data Breach: 450000 Users Affected
BeInCrypto

Coinmama, one of the largest platforms in the industry for buying cryptocurrencies, fell victim to a detrimental hack, that resulted in a massive security …