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Breach Notification – A right to be informed

In November 2017, reports confirming a massive data hack at Uber compromising data of almost 57 million users surfaced online. It is pertinent to note that these reports surfaced almost one year after the actual breach occurred. 1,198 more words


Monthly Data Breach Roundup: Hacking and Insiders in the Lead

The Breach Barometer published monthly through the joint effort of Protenus and Databreaches.net provides a fair amount of insight into data breach happenings. As noted in the report, the findings are based upon information obtained through searching records and releases, not just looking at reports filed with the HHS Office for Civil Rights (“OCR”). 411 more words


State data breach notification law mishmash would get worse with proposed NC and SD legislation -- is instant notification by clairvoyant next?

The push for a single uniform national data breach notification law gained strength in the wake of the Equifax breach. Now proposed legislation in North Carolina would amend its law in a way that would add momentum to this push. 329 more words

On the breach

Failure to notify the ICO in a timely manner of a personal data breach under PECR carries a £1000 fixed penalty notice – why not something similar under wider data protection law? 653 more words

Data Protection

Paying for a HIPAA Breach: Cyber Insurance Covering

A $2.3 million HIPAA settlement by 21st Century Oncology from mid-December 2017 seemed to mostly fly under the radar. A combination of events seems to have helped push the low profile, namely lack of an announcement by the Office for Civil Rights and an unfamiliar venue for approving the settlement, Bankruptcy Court. 730 more words


National data breach notification law proposed by Senate Commerce Committee members (includes jail?)

Three Democratic senators introduced legislation Thursday requiring companies to notify customers of data breaches within 30 days of their discovery and imposing a five year prison sentence on organizations caught concealing data breaches.