The federal agency that enforces HIPAA is heavily focused on investigations of potential violations involving online tracking tools in healthcare websites that impermissibly transmit sensitive patient information to third parties, said Susan Rhodes of the Department of Health and Human Services.
Advocate Aurora Health has agreed to pay $12.25 million to settle consolidated class action claims that the Illinois-based hospital chain invaded patient privacy by using tracking codes on its websites and patient portal, according to a preliminary settlement plan in Wisconsin federal court.
A global law firm that handles data breach litigation is faced with defending itself against a proposed class action lawsuit filed in the aftermath of its own data breach. The lawsuit stems from a March hacking incident at San Francisco-based Orrick, Herrington & Sutcliffe.
India's defense ministry will replace the Microsoft Windows operating system with a locally built operating system to enhance cybersecurity in the face of persistent cyberattacks. India is also pursuing a set of laws to create the necessary legal space to secure critical infrastructure.
Public companies disclosing a cyber incident under the new U.S. reporting requirements should focus on the business impact and stay away from the technical pieces, said Venable's Grant Schneider. The disclosure should examine how the incident will affect revenue, profitability and public perception.
A nonprofit firm that administers government dental programs in Canada paid a "substantial" ransom for a decryptor key and the destruction of data stolen in a recent ransomware attack. But the company is now notifying nearly 1.5 million individuals that the hack compromised their data.
In the latest "Proof of Concept," Mike Baker, VP/IT CISO at DXC Technology and a CyberEdBoard member, and Chris Hughes, co-founder and CISO at Aquia, join ISMG editors to explore the state of the software supply chain, MOVEit breaches and the role of SBOMs and transparency in software development.
India's data protection bill, which sets a maximum fine of $30 million for privacy violations, passed both houses of Parliament this week and awaits presidential approval to become the country's first data privacy law. Final changes eased data localization requirements for most companies.
Tampa General Hospital is facing at least three proposed federal class action lawsuits filed in recent days following the nonprofit Florida healthcare provider's disclosure late last month of a data theft incident that affected 1.3 million patients and employees.
Data protection agencies in Finland and Norway on Tuesday imposed a temporary data transfer ban on Russian ride-hailing app Yango over concerns that Moscow could access sensitive data of Europeans. The ban comes before a Russian law granting the FSB access to taxi users' data takes effect Sept. 1.
Citing several growing concerns, Sen. Mark Warner, D-Va., on Tuesday sent a letter quizzing Google CEO Sundar Pichai about how the tech giant is applying privacy, trust and ethical "guardrails" around the development and use of its generative AI product, Med-PaLM 2, in patient care settings.
The Norwegian data regulator said it will start fining Facebook parent company Meta nearly $100,000 daily starting on Monday unless the social media giant stops showing users behavioral ads without their explicit consent. Privacy advocates call behavioral advertising a privacy violation.
Authorities are sounding the alarm about double-extortion attacks against healthcare and public health sector organizations by a relatively new ransomware-as-a-service group, Rhysida, which until recently had mainly focused on entities in other industries.
The U.S. federal government acknowledged that it is lagging behind on border gateway protocol security practices. Officials from several government agencies, ISPs and cloud content providers organized a workshop to understand the latest security improvements underway.
In the latest weekly update, Troy Leach, chief strategy officer at Cloud Security Alliance, joins ISMG editors to discuss preparing for new regulations, new requirements for third-party cloud penetration testing, and the opportunities and risks of AI in the financial sector.