Back to school, back to traffic jams … back to Privacy Mondays! Our look at bits and bytes and goofs and gaffes in data privacy and security....more
It appears that the data breach victim of the week (perhaps of the year) is The Home Depot. Brian Krebs has reported that it appears that two large dumps of purloined credit card numbers have made an appearance on the black...more
Some weeks ago, we wrote a piece “What You Need to Know About Backoff Malware: The New Threat Targeting Retailers” . It’s apparently gotten worse. Any business utilizing point-of-sale (POS) terminals for “swiping” credit...more
There is another retail data breach to talk about in this Privacy Tuesday post – privacy & security bits and bytes to start your week....more
We are just two Mondays away from Labor Day, the traditional end of summer in the United States. Here are some privacy tidbits to get your week started. See especially Jake Romero’s piece on the new Delaware data...more
A breach of this nature is reportable under the breach notification laws in both California and Florida, as recently amended: “Personal Information” includes user name or email address, in combination with a password or...more
We are now officially in the throes of “midsummer” on this Privacy Tuesday. And, on occasion in the data privacy world, we agree with Will Shakespeare’s words….“Lord, what fools these mortals be!”...more
There are quite a few privacy-related things taking effect July 1. Some reminders:
Florida Amendments to Data Breach Notification Law -
The Florida Information Protection Act of 2014 (“FIPA”) takes effect...more
The Food and Drug Administration (FDA) has released two long-awaited draft guidance documents for the drug and device industries revolving around the use of social media platforms by drug and device manufacturers —...more
DC Update from Politico Morning Tech -
“DATA BREACH DRAFT DELAYED – The thorny issue of FTC enforcement has slowed efforts to release a draft of Rep. Lee Terry’s data breach bill, according to sources close to the...more
What’s that old saying … “a day late and a dollar short?” Here is our Privacy Monday roundup … on Wednesday.
Office for Civil Rights HIPAA Crackdown?
The Office for Civil Rights (OCR) — the enforcement arm of...more
Welcome to another week, and our Privacy Tuesday look at top issues.
California Attorney General Puts the Focus on the Consumer -
As we have discussed, the California Online Privacy Protection Act was amended,...more
The first Tuesday in June is also the first Tuesday of meterological summer -and a welcome sight after a brutally-long winter for many of our readers. So, here’s to a happy Summer!
Google Receives 12,000 Take-Down...more
Another busy week in the privacy/security world. We have some bits and bytes to start your week:
Verizon 2014 Data Breach Investigation Report – Something Old, Something New -
Verizon is out with its 2014...more
Last week, the U.S. Securities and Exchange Commission’s Office of Compliance Inspections and Examinations (OCIE) released a Risk Alert announcing its Cybersecurity Initiative....more
Happy Cinco de Mayo!
Breaking news this Privacy Monday: The fallout from the massive Target Corporation data breach continues. This morning, the Target board announced that Chief Executive Officer Gregg Steinhafel...more
Two days ago, we heard that Target Corporation has brought in an information security heavy hitter to oversee the company’s post-breach data security and technology operations. Now we learn that its home base of operations,...more
For the last Tuesday in April, we have a few privacy and security bits and bytes to start your week.
Trending Now – 5 Things Every Company’s Data Security Program Should Include...
What's the one thing every company's data security program must include? That's the question we put recently to experts in the field, knowing that, especially after Heartbleed, the diversity of responses would create an...more
The general definition of “personal information” or “PI” used in the majority of statutes is: An individual’s first name or first initial and last name plus one or more of following data elements: (i) Social Security number,...more
As our readers know, we maintain a summary of the US state data breach notification laws, which we refer to as the “Mintz Matrix.” We update the Mintz Matrix on a quarterly basis, or more frequently if developments dictate....more
There has been so much news swirling in the data privacy and security world in the last few days, that it has been difficult to keep up. We’ll give you a roundup here....more
Last week was certainly the “week of the Heartbleed.” Unless you have been on vacation on a remote island (and if so, good for you!), you have heard and read much about the latest mass bug to infect the Internet....more
The FTC’s Claim -
A New Jersey federal judge has confirmed the Federal Trade Commission’s (“FTC”) authority to regulate data security and bring claims against companies suffering data breaches due to inadequate...more