Jan 172018
 

WTVA reports: After thousands of customers’ HIV statuses were revealed in mailings last year, a federal class-action lawsuit against health care company Aetna has reached a $17 million settlement. The lawsuit was filed in August after some 12,000 Aetna customers nationwide received letters mailed in July that accidentally revealed their HIV status through the windows […]

Jan 172018
 

AP reports: A legislative panel has delayed action on a bill that would require companies to inform South Dakota residents whose personal information was acquired in a data breach. The Senate Judiciary Committee plans to take up the proposal again Thursday. Attorney General Marty Jackley’s bill would require affected South Dakotans be notified within 60 […]

Jan 172018
 

John G. Kerkorian, David M. Stauss, Gregory P. Szewczyk, and Kimberly A. Warshawsky of Ballard Spahr write: The Arizona State Legislature is considering proposed legislation that, if enacted, would significantly change the requirements for how Arizona entities respond to data breaches. Under Arizona’s existing breach notification law, entities that conduct business in the state and own or license computerized […]

Jan 172018
 

Marcos Ortiz reports: A teen claimed boredom caused him to hack into a school’s computer network. It happened during last year’s school year at Taylorsville High School.  But the case was recently unsealed by a judge. The 18-year-old who doesn’t want his name disclosed said he has not been charged with a crime but has been told […]

Jan 172018
 

Jennifer Johnson reports: Park Ridge police are investigating how a computer belonging to Advocate Lutheran General Hospital ended up in the possession of a man claiming to reside in the Philippines, authorities said. The desktop computer was reported stolen Jan. 8 after a man reportedly contacted the hospital to say he bought a computer that […]