It’s appropriate that the “boys of summer” feature prominently in today’s post.
Strike three for the St. Louis Cardinals?
On another summer Privacy Monday in 2014, we made note of a reported hack into the Houston...more
In the absence of any meaningful moves in Congress to enact uniform data breach notification, the states continue to make adjustments to existing laws to better protect affected residents in their states.
The news continues to pour in about the two-part massive hack into the federal government’s Office of Personnel Management (OPM) and the compromise of personal information of millions of present and former federal...more
As an update to our blog post, “Data Breach Affects Millions of Current and Former Government Workers”, a union representing federal workers is now claiming that the hack may be worse than originally feared. Yesterday, the...more
Key takeaway: The insurance applications and underwriting questionnaires prepared in connection with cyber insurance do matter.
Cyber security, and cyber insurance, have dominated the industry headlines for several...more
Another federal agency has weighed in with “guidance” on cybersecurity preparation and breach response. The Department of Justice (DOJ) is the latest to issue guidance on how companies should respond to data breaches. The...more
State legislatures are not waiting for Congressional action on a national data breach notification standard.
Montana — Montana has amended its 10-year old breach notification law (see Mintz Matrix) to expand the...more
By now (unless you have been under a snow drift), you have likely heard about the apparent intrusion into a database at the nation’s largest health insurer, Anthem, Inc. Rather than reiterate the facts as currently known...more
Welcome to the first Privacy Tuesday of 2015!
We hope that you enjoyed our 12 Days of Privacy series (and if you missed it, they are all linked in the right column of the blog…).
Three things that you should...more
sing it with me now….
Five Golden Rules…….(well, five new privacy laws/requirements)
There are five significant new privacy laws/amendments that will be effective as of New Year’s Day — January 1, 2015 — and...more
Here are three privacy stories to start your week -
1. Dear “financial institution” : how is your data security?!
Senator Elizabeth Warren (D-Mass) announced (press release) that on November 18 the Senator...more
Welcome to Privacy Tuesday – here are five privacy & security bits and bytes to start your week:
1) California AG’s Data Breach Report: Who Is Handling Your Patients’ Confidential Health Information? -
Welcome to the first Tuesday in November — don’t forget to vote tomorrow!
Chip-and-Pin Not Likely “Cure-All” -
There is good news in the world of retail data breaches: US merchants are finally moving away from...more
Happy autumnal equinox
Home Depot Breach – By the Numbers:
- 56 million cards at risk (compare to Target = 40 million)
- $62 million in estimated costs (compare to Target =$146 million and...more
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
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
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
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
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
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