When a database breach occurs, consumer notification continues to be a public problem, and it's time for the federal government to step in, says Linda Foley, co-founder of the non-profit Identity Theft Resource Center.
The hospital that is treating Rep. Gabrielle Giffords, D-Ariz., and other victims of the Jan. 8 shooting incident in Tucson, Ariz., has fired three staff members for inappropriately accessing confidential medical records.
The hospital that is treating Rep. Gabrielle Giffords, D-Ariz., and other victims of the Jan. 8 shooting incident in Tucson, Ariz., deserves accolades not only for its care for the victims, but also for calling attention to an important privacy issue.
"There's a real threat out there." Cybersecurity Coordinator Howard Schmidt says. "But the threat sort of follows the way we build our defenses against it, and I think those things continue to move in parallel."
Ohio State University says unauthorized individuals accessed a server containing personal information of some 760,000 former and current faculty, staff, students and applicants, exposing names, Social Security numbers, dates of birth and addresses.