Facebook CEO Mark Zuckerberg says the social networking company is already complying with parts of Europe's GDPR privacy legislation, but it won't comply with all of its requirements worldwide. Zuckerberg's comments are likely to rile critics following the uproar around voter-profiling firm Cambridge Analytica.
Organizations need to carefully assess - and then verify - the data security controls their existing - and prospective - vendors have implemented, says privacy and security expert Rebecca Herold, who offers a range of vendor management tips in an in-depth interview.
What impact with the Facebook data privacy controversy have on the social media company, and other tech giants, eventually competing with banks? James Wester of IDC sizes up the open banking implications.
Under Armour says an unauthorized intruder gained access to information for the accounts of 150 million users of its MyFitnessPal mobile app and website. Learn why some fear the breach could lead to a massive phishing campaign.
Leading the latest edition of the ISMG Security Report: Ransomware hits the city of Atlanta, Baltimore's 911 system as well as aviation giant Boeing. Plus, WikiLeaks and its Julian Assange get taken for a ride by Russian intelligence.
The unauthorized deployment of an unsecured patient database is the latest instance of "shadow IT" spotlighted by a Department of Veterans Affair's watchdog agency. The incident serves as a reminder to all healthcare entities about the patient data risks posed by unsanctioned technology deployments.
Federal regulators are considering potential changes to HIPAA privacy rule and enforcement regulations, but aim to first engage the healthcare sector and public for input, says the nation's top HIPAA enforcer. So, what changes are being considered?
Facebook is facing a new controversy after some users say they've found records of phone calls and text messages in their personal files, but claim they never granted the social networking site permission to collect the data.
A class action lawsuit is seeking millions of dollars in damages for plaintiffs after yet another mailing-related health data breach involving sensitive HIV-related information allegedly visible through envelope windows.
The unfolding story of Cambridge Analytica, which shows how personal information on millions of consumers was obtained via Facebook, demonstrates the degree to which our personal data can be weaponized against us.
While the director of the HHS Office for Civil Rights says HIPAA enforcement remains a top priority for the agency, obtaining enough resources to carry out its mission is an ongoing battle, says former OCR official Deven McGraw.
The U.S. Senate is considering a banking reform bill that would ban credit agencies' practice of charging for a credit freeze, one of the crucial steps experts say can help pre-empt identity theft. Lawmakers have been under intense pressure to create laws that better protect consumers following Equifax's data breach.
Based on the feedback it received, the Office of the National Coordinator for Health IT will consider making tweaks to its proposed Trusted Exchange Framework and Common Agreement, including provisions related to privacy and security, says ONC's Genevieve Morris.