TikTok Will Pay $92M to Settle Lawsuit Over Personal Data ‘Theft’

Stephanie Milot reports: TikTok has agreed to pay $92 million to settle a class-action lawsuit alleging the social network collected users’ biometric information and personal data without consent and shared it with third parties. The proposed settlement applies to 89 million TikTok members in the US whose personal data was allegedly tracked and sold to advertisers...

Oxford University Covid-19 laboratory hacked by cyber gang

Robert Mendick reports: An Oxford University biology laboratory researching Covid-19 has been hacked by a cyber gang amid fears they are trying to sell secrets to the highest bidder. The cyber attack is now being investigated by the National Cyber Security Centre (NCSC), the cyber security arm of GCHQ. The intelligence agency confirmed it was “aware of...

Housing corporation Stadgenoot hacked; data stolen 30,000 people

NRC.nl reports (translated): The website of the Amsterdam housing corporation Stadgenoot has recently been hacked. Private data was stolen from a maximum of 30,000 people who shared their data with the corporation. Stadgenoot informed the victims by email on Wednesday. According to a spokesperson, names, addresses, e-mail addresses and in some cases license plate numbers and...

OH: Fisher-Titus Medical Center notified patients; employee email account accessed last year

Brandon Addeo reports: The personal information of patients at Fisher-Titus Medical Center was compromised after an unknown person gained access to an employee’s email account. According to a notice from the Norwalk hospital, someone accessed an employee’s email between August 2020 and October 2020. That email account contained personal information including people’s full names,...

French Regulator Lambasts Health Firms Over Mass Data Leak

Helene Fouquet reports: France’s privacy watchdog said it’s investigating the leak of sensitive health data on half a million people and said the companies involved could face heavy penalties if they don’t come forward with details of the breaches. The leaks were of “particularly significant magnitude and severity,” the CNIL said in a statement. Hackers may...