Senator Mark Warner, D-Va., is scrutinizing the Department of Health and Human Services' Office for Civil Rights' response to the recent discovery by German researchers of millions of patients' medical image files being exposed on the internet - including by a U.S. company.
Democratic members of the House Energy and Commerce Committee have sent a letter to the Federal Communications Commission demanding that it do more to enforce the Communications Act following a report about wireless carriers giving phone data to third parties.
Data privacy discussions must focus not just on collecting, storing and securing data, but also the impetus for doing so - and whether it is being done in an ethical manner, says consultant Thom Lagford, a former CISO, who addresses GDPR compliance issues.
In June, I wrote an in-depth story about how millions of Instagram users worldwide under 18 years old were exposing their email addresses, phone numbers or both. Instagram has finally made a change to address the issue - but it doesn't go far enough.
The one factor with the biggest impact on any organization's digital transformation efforts - regardless of the organization's size or sector - is the ability to change its privacy, cybersecurity and IT culture, says Stephen Owen, CISO of Bourne Leisure Group.
The latest edition of the ISMG Security Report offers an analysis of how Twitter allegedly was used to spy on critics of the Saudi Arabian government. Also featured: A preview of the new NIST Privacy Framework and an update on business email compromise attacks.
The U.S. Department of Justice has charged three men with perpetrating a campaign to infiltrate Twitter and spy on critics of the Saudi government. Two of the suspects formerly worked for Twitter, allegedly feeding details to Saudi handlers that could be used to identify and locate critics of the Saudi regime.
Facebook has revealed that, once again, it allowed third-party app developers to wrongfully gain access to its customers' private data. The company changed access for about 100 developers after the problem was discovered.
By year's end, the National Institute of Standards and Technology should be ready to publish the first version of its privacy framework, a tool to help organizations identify, assess, manage and communicate about privacy risk, says NIST's Naomi Lefkovitz, who provides implementation insights.
Federal regulators have slapped two more organizations with hefty HIPAA enforcement fines. They also announced increases to future HIPAA civil monetary penalties to adjust for inflation - a move some observers say could create confusion and uncertainty, given an earlier announcement about cutting penalties.
Say hello to NortonLifeLock, as Symantec anti-virus for consumers is no more, following the sale of Symantec's enterprise assets and name to Broadcom for $10.7 billion. But can the new, pure-play consumer "cyber safety" business succeed where the combined consumer and enterprise business previously stumbled?
A trio of domain name registrars are mandating a password reset after a breach affecting about 22 million accounts occurred in late August. Web.com and two of its brands, Network Solutions and Register.com are contacting victims via email.
After months of appeals, Facebook has agreed to pay $643,000 to settle claims that it violated U.K. privacy laws by allowing Cambridge Analytica - a now-defunct digital marketer that focused, in part, on political campaigns - to access the personal data of 87 million of its users.
A court has given preliminary approval for a settlement of a class action lawsuit filed against medical testing laboratory Quest Diagnostics in connection with a 2016 data breach affecting 34,000 individuals that exposed HIV-testing information of some patients. How much will victims receive?