A federal grand jury in Pennsylvania has indicted a former patient coordinator on several counts of wrongfully obtaining and disclosing the health information of others. The case is the latest rare example of prosecutors pursuing criminal charges for HIPAA violations.
Numerous technology firms now offer facial biometrics recognition search tools for big data sets. But information security expert Alan Woodward warns that these big data sets must be "considered and regulated very heavily" or else we'll be "living in 1984 without knowing it."
Facebook has responded to more than 2,000 questions posed by U.S. Senate and House committees with 747 pages of answers, which reveal that Facebook was still been providing special access to user data to dozens of companies, six months after it says it had stopped doing so in 2015.
California's legislature has quickly introduced and passed new privacy legislation, making the state's laws the strongest in the U.S. The new law gives consumers a raft of new rights, and aims to bring more transparency to the murky trade in people's personal information.
What are hot cybersecurity topics in Scotland? The "International Conference on Big Data in Cyber Security" in Edinburgh focused on everything from securing the internet of things the rise of CEO fraud to the origins of "cyber" and how to conduct digital forensic investigations on cloud servers.
Australian medical booking service HealthEngine says late Friday it notified 75 users of a breach that may have exposed some identifying information. The data breach is the latest in a string of problems for HealthEngine, which was caught tampering with patient reviews and using questionable marketing tactics.
Adoption of cloud services, SAAS Applications and mobile workforce are putting increasing strain on the corporate networks. This is exacerbated as organizations look to better connect their remote and branch office employees and offer them higher quality network services. Enterprises are turning to SD-WAN - a more...
The European Union's (EU's) General Protection Regulation (GDPR), which began enforcement on May 25, 2018, dramatically increases the penalties for failing to properly protect users' personal . The maximum fines that can be leveraged against an organization eclipse penalties that have been imposed in the past; they...
The European Union's (EU's) General Data Protection Regulation (GDPR), which began enforcement on May 25, 2018, dramatically increases the penalties for failing to properly protect users' personal data. The maximum fines that can be leveraged against an organization eclipse penalties that have been imposed in the...
Privacy rights groups are calling on the Court of Justice of the European Union to clamp down on at least 17 EU governments that require domestic telecommunications firms to store all communications data, despite the court having ruled that such mass surveillance practices are illegal.
Phishing remains the top attack vector, and an organization's people of course remain the top target. But how can these same people be leveraged as a key component in your anti-phishing defense? "Security professionals have to abandon any notion that phishing is solely a technology challenge", says Kurt Wescoe, Chief...
The U.S. Supreme Court has ruled that location data generated by mobile phones is protected by the Fourth Amendment, meaning police need "probable cause" before they can access it. The ACLU says the ruling "provides a groundbreaking update to privacy rights" in the digital age.
Australia's large online medical booking platform, HealthEngine, has become embroiled in a privacy controversy after it reportedly passed personal medical details to a personal injury law firm. HealthEngine maintains it obtained users' consent, but the revelation appears to have caught many by surprise.
A federal court recently dismissed a case filed by a patient alleging a laboratory violated HIPAA by failing to shield her personal health information from public view. The ruling once again reaffirmed a longstanding precedent that individuals cannot sue for alleged HIPAA violations.