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In 2010, Mark Zuckerberg famously stated that privacy was no longer a “social norm.” Today, the Facebook founder is no doubt viewing social norms around privacy a bit differently, as are U.S. regulators and consumers.
A majority of Americans (44 percent) believe their personally identifiable information (PII) has been stolen as a result of a data breach. A strong majority (63 percent) are concerned that prior breaches could lead to future identity fraud, and a significant number (37 percent) believe they have already been a victim of fraud.
U.S. Senator Ron Wyden, D-Ore., introduced sweeping new privacy legislation, the Mind Your Own Business Act, to create strong protections for Americans’ private data and to hold accountable the corporate executives responsible for abusing information.
Illinois Governor J.B. Pritzker signed the Student Online Personal Protection Act of 2019, a measure that gives parents more control over online information schools collect from students and how their data is used.
Bulgaria’s DSK Bank, a unit of Hungary’s OTP Group, has been fined 1 million levs ($569,930) for a data breach that affected over 33,000 clients, the country’s Commission for Personal Data Protection said.
The Premera Blue Cross data breach lawsuit, which alleges that due to Premera's practices, cyberattackers were able to gain access to the personal information of 10.6 million individuals, including names, addresses, dates of birth, Social Security numbers, protected health information, telephone numbers, and the names of employers, has been settled.
Further investigation on Paige A. Thompson, the hacker accused of causing the Capital One data breach, has determined that Capital One wasn’t her only victim. She appears to have stolen sensitive data from more than 30 other companies.
Floyd County Schools (FCS) in Georgia has experienced a data security incident. Students’ first and last names were accessed. In some of the cases, birthdates were also exposed during this incident. A small number of staff members’ names and email addresses were also exposed.
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