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.
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A Midwest specialty medical care clinic has reported to regulators a health data breach affecting 134,000 patients involving one of its critical partners' previous use of Meta Pixel and Google tracking codes embedded in its websites and patient portals.
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Meta says it is taking legal action against scraping-for-hire service provider Voyager Labs for allegedly using fake accounts to copy accessible data about users when logged into Facebook, Instagram and other websites. The social media firms says it closed 60,000 fake accounts.
TikTok must pay a fine of 5 million euros to the French government after the country's data protection agency said the short-form video app violated national privacy law restricting the monitoring of web browser activity. TikTok is at the center of a number of privacy controversies worldwide.
Managed security services player Cerberus Sentinel plans to capitalize on cloud migration and strict privacy regulations in South America through its proposed purchase of RAN Security. The deal will bolster Cerberus Sentinel's penetration testing, gap analysis and infrastructure management services.
Modernizing data breach notification requirements for the telecommunications sector is the focus of a newly announced Federal Communications Commission proceeding. The rules, last updated in 2007, would push for faster consumer notification and require the reporting of accidental data breaches.
Federal regulators have kicked off the New Year with a $16,000 HIPAA penalty against an Atlanta-based medical testing laboratory for failure to provide timely access to a patient records request. The settlement is the 43rd HHS enforcement action in these types of disputes.
In the latest legal volley between the Federal Trade Commission and Kochava, the FTC is asking a federal court to dismiss a "preemptive" lawsuit filed by the data broker last summer, weeks before the regulatory agency filed an enforcement action against the firm alleging data privacy violations.
Software vulnerabilities installed by luxury car manufacturers including Ferrari, BMW, Rolls Royce and Porsche that could allow remote attackers to control vehicles and steal owners' personal details have been fixed. Cybersecurity researchers uncovered the vulnerabilities while vacationing.
The French data privacy agency has fined Apple 8 million euros for an ad personalization tracker that violated the country's privacy laws. The fine against Apple was announced on the same day the Irish Data Protection agency fined Meta Ireland for similar violations.