Equifax, the Atlanta credit bureau, revealed in its that dealing with its 2017 cybersecurity incident has cost about $1.4 billion plus legal fees.
A year and a half ago, the company, which gathers consumers’ credit histories, revealed a massive security breach compromised the personal information of about 150 million people.
The hack itself happened nearly two years ago,
Targeted ransomware attacks on local US government entities — cities, police stations and schools — are on the rise, costing localities millions as some pay off the perpetrators in an effort to untangle themselves and restore vital systems.
The tally by — one of the first efforts to measure the breadth of the assaults — found that at least 170 county, city or state government systems have been attacked since 2013, including at least 45 police and sheriff’s offices.
“The right to be forgotten does not apply in principle to medical records. However, as a patient, you may ask your health care provider to remove data from your medical record,” according to the Dutch Data Protection Authority, Autoriteit Persoonsgegevens (AG), which has issued a guidance on GDPR and medical records.
A privacy legislation package designed to give added protections to consumers while also augmenting the landmark California Consumer Privacy Act (CCPA) is making its way through the state Legislature — though its contents have changed significantly since originally introduced.
The Your Data Your Way initiative by a cadre of Republican Assemblymembers, with the basis being additional data privacy protections.
A number of bills in the package recently made their way through the state Committee on Privacy and Consumer Protection (P&CP) — and now face a potential vote on the Assembly floor.