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Ca: Conviction for Illegal Disclosure of Health Information

From the Office of the Information & Privacy Commissioner of Alberta, a new decision: A former Covenant Health employee pleaded guilty to knowingly disclosing health information in contravention of HIA. Samantha Barker was fined $1,500 for the offence under HIA. She also admitted to accessing health information of several people without a valid employment...

After delaying notification so as not to interfere with criminal investigation, GreenSlate makes notification of data breach

GreenSlate is notifying employees of some of its clients about a breach involving a rogue Canadian employee. According to their notification template submitted to the California Attorney General’s Office, on December 22, 2021, the firm’s security team detected that between December 10 and December 15, 2021, an employee in Canada had downloaded scanned paperwork...

The Tel Aviv company paid millions to stop cyber criminals

Ofir Dor reports: In early 2021, a team from Sygnia was called in to deal with an intrusion into the systems of a US technology company that develops and manufactures Wi-Fi equipment, and that has a $15 billion market cap. The company received an anonymous email demanding a ransom payment of 50 Bitcoins (about...

UK: Cop appears at Hamilton Sheriff Court on trial over data protection breach

A police officer is on trial for accessing records related to an investigation into her alleged driving offenses. Rory Cassidy reports: A police officer has gone on trial accused of illegally accessing her own case file. Acting Sergeant Victoria Robb is said to have logged on to a computer and looked at details of driving offences she allegedly committed. Robb, 31,...

Za: Absa data leak — more customers affected

Jan Vermeulen reports: Absa has sent a notice to several new clients found to be affected by a November 2020 data leak, when a former employee gave people’s personal information to a platform that sold it to third parties. The former Absa staff member behind the leak was a credit analyst who had access to risk modelling...

NY: Nassau notifies 209 workers their confidential personal data may have been breached by employees

Scott Eidler reports: Nassau officials have notified more than 200 current and former employees in the Assessment Department their confidential personal data may have been breached after some co-workers last year gained unauthorized access to human resources information about department workers. In a letter Thursday to Nassau County Executive Bruce Blakeman and county legislators,...