The European Commission is preparing a proposal mandating more cooperation among national government agencies charged with enforcing the General Data Protection Regulation. Nationally driven enforcement of the regulation has emerged as a sore point for some during the GDPR's first half decade.
As data extends well beyond on-premises infrastructure into multi-cloud and hybrid cloud environments, IT and security teams are looking for ways to better manage the entire data lifecycle. A key piece of these efforts is to reduce risk without compromising user productivity.
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Federal regulators are working on proposed rule to modify HIPAA to better safeguard the privacy of reproductive health data. The Biden administration last year already issued guidance about the application of the HIPAA Privacy Rule to information about reproductive health.
The attorneys general of Pennsylvania and Ohio have slapped a DNA testing lab with HIPAA settlements totaling $400,000 in the wake of a 2021 hack of a legacy database that affected 2.1 million individuals nationwide, including nearly 46,000 consumers in the two states.
With the advent of ChatGPT, the topic of artificial intelligence is gathering momentum. The question on everyone's mind is, "How can the cybersecurity community leverage AI to predict and detect attacks?" Three experts discuss the various challenges and opportunities of AI.
Attackers have been actively exploiting a zero-day vulnerability in widely used managed file transfer software GoAnywhere MFT to take full control of systems, and in some cases to deploy ransomware. Vendor Fortra has released a patch and urged users to review systems for unusual behavior.
A group of bipartisan U.S. senators is seeking answers from three telehealth companies about their data tracking and sharing practices. The move comes as privacy and security concerns about broader data sharing by technology firms also are growing.
Cedars-Sinai Medical Center in Los Angeles has joined a growing list of organizations being sued for allegations that its use of website tracking codes is unlawfully sharing individuals' personal and health information to third-party social media and marketing companies.
On the heels of an enforcement action last week by the Federal Trade Commission, telehealth and discount prescription drug provider GoodRx now also faces a proposed class action lawsuit over its data-sharing practices with third parties and the use of website tracking code.
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A Scottish school system decided not to use facial recognition in its secondary school cafeterias after international outcry. The U.K. Information Commissioner's Office said Tuesday that the North Ayrshire Council failed to obtain freely given consent for the system.
The FTC has for the first time enforced its almost 14-year-old health data breach notification rule. It hit a telehealth and prescription drug discount provider with a $1.5 million civil penalty for failing to inform consumers that it shares their data with advertisers and other third parties.
The Identity Theft Resource Center's 2022 Annual Data Breach Report reveals a near-record number of compromises - the second-highest number in 17 years. ITRC COO James Lee worries that a sudden lack of transparency in breach notices is creating more risk for consumers.
Meta's popular social media platforms are increasingly being targeted by cybercriminals, and account takeover complaints rose over 1,000% last year. This social threat is spilling over into banks and government agencies, and experts criticize Meta for moving too slowly to address security issues.
ISACA's recently published Privacy in Practice 2023 survey report shares new research related to the privacy workforce, privacy skills, privacy by design and the future of privacy. Expert Safia Kazi shares ways organizations can align privacy goals with business objectives.