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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.
A hacker claimed he or she had stolen the personal information of about 2,500 LAPD officers, trainees and recruits, along with approximately 17,500 police officer applicants, according to a news report.
Citing the Target data breach, Senator Leahy of Vermont reintroduced the Personal Data Privacy and Security Act, which would "establish a national standard for data breach notification, and require American businesses that collect and store consumers’ sensitive personal information to safeguard that information from cyber threats."
Our special feature this month highlights the Department of Homeland Security's newest agency: the Cybersecurity and Infrastructure Security Agency. Also, this month we highlight the Leander Independent School District's data practices that protect student privacy. Security experts discuss video monitoring, cybersecurity for public-private partnerships, privacy and more.