The chief executive of alcohol delivery app Drizly is set to come under a decadelong requirement imposed by the U.S. Federal Trade Commission to ensure whatever company he oversees has an information security program. A hacker stole customer records of 2.5 million individuals from Drizly in 2020.
Advocate Aurora Health is notifying 3 million individuals of a health data breach involving the organization's "previous" use of web tracking tools from tech vendors including Google and Facebook's parent company, Meta. The entity says it has disabled or removed those tracking services.
A study by data privacy firm Lokker found thousands of healthcare providers deploying Facebook Pixel and other similar tracking tools. Those trackers reveal "medical and other data that consumers don't know is being tracked and haven't authorized," says Ian Cohen, Lokker's chief executive officer.
Fast-fashion clothing giant Shein has been fined $1.9 million by the New York state attorney general for multiple failings tied to a massive 2018 data breach, including substandard password security as well as failing to alert users or force password resets in a timely manner.
European lawmakers advanced legislation for a continentwide framework for digital identity after agreeing to provisions assuring online anonymity and local storage of digital documents. The European Commission first proposed in 2021 a framework for a digital identity accepted in all member states.
A Baltimore, Maryland-based healthcare organization has agreed to spend nearly $8 million improving and maintaining its data security as "injunctive relief" to settle a class action lawsuit involving two data breaches that affected a total of about 540,000 individuals.
California Gov. Gavin Newsom on Tuesday signed into law two bills containing privacy protections for information related to reproductive health and abortion, in the wake of the Supreme Court's ruling overturning Roe v. Wade. Other states may follow suit.
A congressional deal will ensure the U.S. Food and Drug Administration can continue collecting fees from medical device manufacturers but at the price of dropping increased cybersecurity mandates for the industry. Requiring manufacturers to patch devices had bipartisan support.
The world's largest cryptocurrency trading platform is bankrolling a lawsuit challenging the U.S. Department of the Treasury's sanctions against Tornado Cash. The cryptocurrency mixer is a favored tool of North Korean crypto thieves, who use it to launder stolen funds.
California legislators passed a bill banning companies headquartered in the state that provide "electronic communications services" from providing records, information or other assistance to law enforcement in other states related to investigations of reproductive services, such as abortion.
Applying international laws used for armed conflicts to the cyber domain remains elusive because of a lack of precedent and poor visibility in cyberspace. This uncertainty and a failure to establish rules means cyber law hasn't grown as other legal fields have, a defense expert says.
The U.S. Federal Trade Commission filed a lawsuit against Idaho-based data broker Kochava Inc., alleging the company collects and sells sensitive geolocation data, including information about visits to reproductive health clinics. Kochava's actions are an unfair marketplace practice, the FTC says.
As ransomware continues to pummel organizations left, right and center, two states have responded by banning certain types of ransom payments, and more look set to soon follow suit. But experts warn such bans could have "terrible consequences," leading to costlier and more complicated recovery.
Retailer Sephora has been fined $1.2 million as part of a settlement agreement with California's attorney general, over accusations that it violated the California Consumer Privacy Act by failing to disclose that it was selling customers' data and not honoring their opt-out requests.
Beleaguered spyware vendor NSO Group is attempting to reboot its corporate image by pledging to only sell its wares to NATO member countries, lay off 10% of its workforce and replace its CEO, as it seeks a buyer. But the company, which remains blacklisted by the U.S., faces an uphill battle.