As part of its ongoing commitment to protecting the privacy of personal health information, Oregon’s Health CO-OP is notifying members of a security incident.
On April 3, 2015, a password protected laptop containing Oregon’s Health CO-OP member and dependent information was stolen.
… The information on the stolen laptop included current and former member and dependent names, addresses, health plan and identification numbers, dates of birth and social security numbers. No medical information was on the laptop. [Makes you wonder what the laptop user's job was... Bob] There is no indication this personal information has been accessed or inappropriately used by unauthorized individuals.
… Oregon’s Health CO-OP has established a confidential inquiry line, staffed with professionals trained in identity and credit protection and restoration who are familiar with this incident and the contents of this notice. [This must be some outside service. (Clearly not the health co-op) I don't recall seeing it before, but I bet they get lots of business. Bob]
In an appalling act of recklessness, the Telecom Regulatory Authority of India has compromised the privacy of over a million Internet users of the country by publishing online all the responses of their consultation paper on Net neutrality. Either the bureaucrats running Trai are ignorant [Got it in one! Bob] of how the Internet works or they were simply getting back at the virtual unanimity in opposing the erosion of the equity of providing Internet service by telecom companies creating shortcuts for corporates. Not only are all the 11 lakh email IDs in the public domain but all the addresses and phone numbers of those who may have put such details in their mails as part of their emailing template.
City police have arrested four people staying at the Motel 6 on Jefferson Boulevard as a result of the hotel chain’s agreement to provide police with a daily guest list, Mayor Scott Avedisian said Tuesday.
The names of Motel 6 guests, which police then check for outstanding warrants, is one of five steps Motel 6 corporate managers agreed to take in response to a string of high-profile incidents and concerns the establishment was becoming a haven for passing criminals.
… As of now, guests who check-in at Warwick’s Motel 6 will not be told their names are on a list that goes to the police station every night.
Alerting motel guests that local police know their whereabouts “is not a normal process of our check-in,” said Victor Glover, a vice president of safety and security for G6 Hospitality, the parent company for Motel 6. “I don’t know that we have any plans of instituting that as we move forward.”
Glover said that, generally, if a local police department wants a property’s guest list, Motel 6 makes it available. Glover would not say, however, if the Motel 6 brand has had similar problems at other locations, only that “there are times that issues come up.”