In a memo to the Office of Personnel Management (OPM), the Office of Management and Budget under the Obama Administration, encourages OPM to include identity theft protection as a standard employee benefit. Click here to read more.
The Federal Communications Commission’s Enforcement Bureau has entered into a $595,000 settlement with Cox Communications to resolve an investigation into whether the company failed to properly protect its customers’ personal information when the company’s electronic data systems were breached in … Continued
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January 2016 Conference to Help FTC Keep Pace With New Technologies, Research and Trends in Protecting Consumer Privacy and Security. Please click here to read more.
Commission Addresses Need to Modernize ECPA While Preserving FTC’s Civil Investigative Abilities. Please click here to read more.
Cancer Care Group, P.C. agreed to settle potential violations of the Health Insurance Portability and Accountability Act of 1996 (HIPAA) Privacy and Security Rules with the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services (HHS), Office for Civil Rights (OCR). Click … Continued
Cornell Prescription Pharmacy (Cornell) has agreed to settle potential violations of the Health Insurance Portability and Accountability Act of 1996 (HIPAA) Privacy Rule with the Department of Health and Human Services (HHS), Office for Civil Rights (OCR). Cornell will pay … Continued
It’s a big day for privacy. Giving what he called a “sneak peak” into his State of the Union address, President Barack Obama stopped by the Federal Trade Commission (FTC) today to announce legislation he plans to introduce on consumer … Continued
By Marianne Kolbasuk McGee, December 22, 2014. The Massachusetts attorney general has fined Boston Children’s Hospital $40,000 for a 2012 breach involving a stolen unencrypted laptop. The settlement, which includes a detailed corrective action plan, is the second such breach-related … Continued