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Privacy Firm Finds Unsecured Cannabis Patient Information

An internet privacy firm says it was able to access private personal information of more than 30,000 medical marijuana patients, recreational pot customers or dispensary employees in several states.The privacy firm was searching for unsecured data online and says the database has now been secured.The privacy firm, vpnMentor, said in a report posted on its we
Publish At:2020-01-24 12:00 | Read:200 | Comments:0 | Tags:NEWS & INDUSTRY Incident Response Data Protection

Data Security Startup Privafy Emerges From Stealth Mode

Data security solutions provider Privafy has emerged from stealth mode with $22 million in funding, which it will use to scale product development.The Burlington, Ma-based company, which was founded by Verizon and NXP Semiconductors executives, provides a cloud-native SaaS application that aims to secure data as it moves across locations, clouds, mobile, and
Publish At:2020-01-23 10:15 | Read:108 | Comments:0 | Tags:NEWS & INDUSTRY Data Protection Management & Strateg

Microsoft Exposed 250 Million Customer Support Records

Nearly 250 million Microsoft Customer Service and Support (CSS) records were found exposed to the Internet in five insecure Elasticsearch databases, Comparitech reports.The records on those servers contained 14 years’ worth of logs of conversations between support agents and customers, all of which could be accessed by anyone directly from a browser, without
Publish At:2020-01-22 10:15 | Read:143 | Comments:0 | Tags:NEWS & INDUSTRY Identity & Access Cloud Security Dat

NIST Releases Framework for Privacy Risk Management

The National Institute of Standards and Technology (NIST) last week announced version 1.0 of its Privacy Framework, a tool designed to help organizations manage privacy risks.NIST published a preliminary draft of the Privacy Framework in September 2019, when it requested public feedback. The agency had initially hoped to release version 1.0 by the end of 201
Publish At:2020-01-20 10:15 | Read:309 | Comments:0 | Tags:NEWS & INDUSTRY Privacy Compliance Risk Management Data

Data Security Startup Cyral Emerges From Stealth Mode

California-based data security startup Cyral emerged from stealth mode this week and announced that it has raised $11 million in a Series A funding round. The company previously received $4.1 million in an angel investment round, which brings the total raised to date to over $15 million.Cyral provides a cloud-native service designed to make it easy for organ
Publish At:2020-01-17 22:15 | Read:312 | Comments:0 | Tags:NEWS & INDUSTRY Data Protection Management & Strateg

Unprotected Medical Systems Expose Data on Millions of Patients

Hundreds of Internet-accessible, unprotected medical imaging systems expose data on millions of patients worldwide, German security firm Greenbone reveals.The analysis conducted by Greenbone, a vulnerability analysis and management solutions provider, focused on Picture Archiving and Communication Systems (PACS), which are used by healthcare organizations to
Publish At:2020-01-16 12:00 | Read:247 | Comments:0 | Tags:NEWS & INDUSTRY Privacy Audits Data Protection Privacy &

P&N Bank Data Breach Exposes Trove of User Data

P&N Bank has notifed customers of a data breach that resulted in a large amount of sensitive information being compromised. According to information shared on Twitter by Australian security researcher @vrNicknack, the incident took place on December 12, 2019, during a server upgrade on a third-party hosting provider. P&N has since confirmed
Publish At:2020-01-15 22:15 | Read:206 | Comments:0 | Tags:NEWS & INDUSTRY Incident Response Data Protection

Tinder, Grindr Accused of Illegally Sharing User Data

Popular dating apps like Tinder and Grindr are sharing the personal data of their users to third parties in breach of EU regulations, a Norwegian consumer rights group said Tuesday.A new report by the Norwegian Consumer Council (NCC) details how Grindr, which markets itself as the "world's largest social networking app for gay, bi, trans and queer people," s
Publish At:2020-01-14 22:15 | Read:142 | Comments:0 | Tags:Mobile Security NEWS & INDUSTRY Privacy Data Protection

The CCPA: the new data protection law for California

In May 2020, the GDPR turns two. This European data protection regulation has been obligatory since 2018, and allows fines of up to 4% of a company’s annual global turnover. Since it was implemented, this regulation has been used to hand million-euro fines to such large companies as British Airways and Marriott International. In the last few months, we have
Publish At:2020-01-14 10:35 | Read:189 | Comments:0 | Tags:Business News data breach data protection

FBI Asks Apple for Phone Data From Saudi Shooting Suspect

The FBI asked Apple this week to help extract data from iPhones that belonged to the Saudi aviation student who investigators say fatally shot three sailors at a U.S. naval base in Florida last month.Investigators have been trying to access the two devices — an iPhone 7 and an iPhone 5 that belonged to Mohammed Alshamrani, a 21-year-old 2nd Lt. in the Royal
Publish At:2020-01-08 22:15 | Read:186 | Comments:0 | Tags:Mobile Security NEWS & INDUSTRY Data Protection Tracking

Facebook, Samsung, Ring Unveil New Privacy, Security Tools at CES 2020

Facebook, Samsung and Ring have unveiled new or improved privacy and security tools at the 2020 CES consumer electronics show taking place this week in Las Vegas.Facebook announced a revamped version of Privacy Checkup, a tool launched in 2014 in an effort to make it easier for users to manage the information they share on the social media network.The improv
Publish At:2020-01-07 12:00 | Read:162 | Comments:0 | Tags:NEWS & INDUSTRY Privacy Application Security Compliance

Firefox 72 Will Let Users Delete Telemetry Data

Set to be released next week, Firefox 72 will provide users with an option to delete the telemetry data that the browser collects from them, Mozilla says.The new feature was included in the popular browser as a reaction to the California Consumer Privacy Act (CCPA), which went into effect on January 1, 2020, and which aims to provide Californians more contro
Publish At:2020-01-03 12:00 | Read:417 | Comments:0 | Tags:NEWS & INDUSTRY Privacy Compliance Data Protection Priva

ProtonMail Launches Encrypted Calendar Application

ProtonMail has released the beta version of ProtonCalendar, its fully encrypted calendar application that aims to help users both keep track of their plans and keep their data private.Built with end-to-end encryption right from the start, the app can secure and protect users’ sensitive events-related information, ProtonMail says.Data such as event title, des
Publish At:2020-01-02 22:15 | Read:398 | Comments:0 | Tags:NEWS & INDUSTRY Email Security Data Protection

Unprotected Database Leaks Data of Wyze Users

An unprotected database was found to have exposed the data of all Wyze users who created an account before December 26, 2019.Seattle, Washington-based Wyze Labs is the creator of affordable smart home products that aim to provide users with the same capabilities as more expensive systems. The company’s first product was WyzeCam, a remotely-controlled smart h
Publish At:2020-01-02 22:15 | Read:193 | Comments:0 | Tags:NEWS & INDUSTRY Privacy Incident Response Data Protectio

Facebook Fined $1.65 Mn by Brazil

Brazil on Monday fined Facebook $1.65 million for improperly sharing users' data in a case linked to the global Cambridge Analytica scandal.Facebook engaged in an "abusive practice" by allowing data from 443,000 users in Brazil to be unduly available to developers of the application "This is Your Digital Life," according to the Ministry of Justice.That appli
Publish At:2020-01-02 10:15 | Read:293 | Comments:0 | Tags:NEWS & INDUSTRY Privacy Incident Response Data Protectio


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