OK: City alerted to security breach

Derrick Miller of The Duncan Banner reports: When Donna Howell, City of Duncan personnel supervisor, went to make an ACH transaction (electronic payment) for the city Tuesday evening, she found something strange. The payment had already been made. Knowing she didn’t make the payment, Howell got the city to look into the matter, and...

Bits ‘n Pieces

In the justice system: Tamra Williams and Destiny Barron are accused of stealing and using the credit card information of customers at a Valdosta Applebee’s restaurant, where Williams was employed. More. Marla A. Arinze, a St. Louis police officer who resigned while under investigation, was sentenced to probation and 40 hours of community service...

MD: Insurance company clerk admits to identity theft and bank fraud scheme

Baltimore Woman and Co-Schemers Fraudulently Obtained At Least $174,000 in Cash and Merchandise from 89 Individual Victims in a Three Year Period Baltimore, Maryland – Shanell Angelia Bowser, age 30, of Baltimore pleaded guilty today to stealing personal identifying information of insurance claimants from her employer to fraudulently obtain credit used to purchase merchandise...

House committee approves Data Accountability and Trust Act

The Credit Union National Association reports: H.R. 2221, the Data Accountability and Trust Act, passed the House subcommittee on commerce, trade, and consumer protection by a voice vote during a Wednesday markup session. The bill, which was introduced by House Subcommittee Chair Rep. Bobby Rush (D-Ill.), would require businesses to notify affected customers when...

Appellate judge asks Supreme Court to clarify privacy rights

Carol J. Williams reports in the Los Angeles Times: Is there a constitutional right to informational privacy? That is a question that Chief Judge Alex Kozinski of the U.S. 9th Circuit Court of Appeals is asking the U.S. Supreme Court, saying that the justices hinted at such a right 32 years ago and “never...