Google made good on the rumors and the company’s subsequent promise last December to create a family-friendly version of its popular YouTube service with its launch on Monday of the YouTube Kids app. Available on both the App...more
Eager to retain its spot among the principal laboratories for domestic privacy legislation, California’s legislature is set to debate Senate Bill 178, legislation restricting state law enforcement agencies from requesting...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
Three things you should know on this Privacy Tuesday:
Over 110,000 Facebook Uses Hit With Malware -
Cybercriminals are targeting Facebook users with malware embedded in videos that are pushed to their timeline...more
Use the Opportunity -
Data Privacy Day is another opportunity to push out a note to employees regarding their own privacy and security — and how that can help the company. Emails with articles and reminders are...more
Good Tuesday – The East Coast prepares for Apocalypse (Sn)ow.
In the meantime, here are three privacy-related tidbits for your day.
Privacy Concerns Cause Scale Back of Release of HealthCare.gov Data -
As expected in his State of the Union address last night, President Obama made it very clear that cybersecurity is on his agenda for 2015. After stating that:
“No foreign nation, no hacker should be able to shut down...more
This has been a big week for cybersecurity announcements from Washington. In what the White House has called a series of “SOTU Spoilers,” President Obama announced his intention to follow through on some of the...more
Three privacy/security stories that you should know as you start your week:
President Obama to Offer Cybersecurity/Privacy Previews to State of the Union Proposals -
In a series of speeches this week, President...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
Welcome to our series, “The 12 Days of Privacy” as we look to “gifts” that may be received this season and some of the big issues ahead...more
Our series last year was a reader favorite, so we decided to put our prognosticator hats on again and present:
Rather than look back at 2014, starting tomorrow, the Privacy & Security blog will count down The 12 Days...more
Welcome to December – we hope you had a restful and enjoyable Thanksgiving holiday.
Here are a few privacy bits and bytes to start your week.
1. ICYMI – 60 Minutes Explains Credit Card Hacking...more
Often, privacy and security professionals are seen as “paranoid” or “Chicken Little” ….. statistics are pointing to something that more closely resembles the canary in the coal mine....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
Sometimes the day just gets away from you …..
Here are three privacy & security things you should know for your week:
1. FTC Cites TRUSTe With Misrepresenting Practices – Fines $200,000
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
A new month, a new Privacy Tuesday.
JPMorgan Chase: Baiting the Hook for Phishers -
Cybercrime researchers say that the 83 million customer records (76 million consumer and 7 million small business) swiped from...more
October is National Cyber Security Awareness Month. This is an opportunity to remind employees (and yourselves) about how to keep corporate networks and their own cyber lives secure. All month, we will post articles that...more
The Federal Trade Commission (FTC) has made good on its promise to actively enforce the recently amended Children’s Online Privacy Protection Act (COPPA). Here is what you should know about the latest enforcement actions...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