Feb 212019
 

Rebecca Hill reports: The UK’s Labour Party has been forced to lock down access to membership databases and campaign tools over concerns the info was being sucked up by breakaway MPs, in a possible breach of data protection laws. The party’s general secretary, Jennie Formby, yesterday said Labour had “become aware of a number of […]

Feb 212019
 

February 21 – The Privacy Commissioner for Personal Data, Hong Kong (Privacy Commissioner) Mr Stephen Kai-yi WONG published an investigation report in accordance with section 48(2) of the Personal Data (Privacy) Ordinance (the Ordinance) on the incident of Hong Kong Broadband Network Limited (HKBN)’s inactive database having been intruded in mid-April 2018 (the incident) that […]

Feb 212019
 

Anjali C. Das, Brian Dollar, Stefanie L. Ferrari, and David H. Potter of Wilson Elser Moskowitz Edelman & Dicker LLP write: ….   Following the rise of the use of biometric information, the Illinois Legislature passed the Biometric Information Privacy Act (BIPA) in 2008 to provide standards of conduct to help regulate how biometric information is collected, […]

Feb 212019
 

Jordan Berger reports: At least 1 million children were impacted by identity theft in the past year. A 2018 study conducted by Javelin found the identity fraud resulted in more than $2.6 billion in total losses, and over $540 million in out-of-pocket costs to families. Jeff Pitts, a public information officer with the Columbia Police […]

Feb 212019
 

Alyssa Newcomb reports: Every month, thousands of retail websites are targeted by cyber criminals, who insert a small piece of malicious code that allows them to snatch customers’ credit card information. The hacking technique is called formjacking, and it’s the virtual equivalent of putting a device on an ATM to skim debit card numbers. Affecting […]