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WeChat Data Leak Leads To Arrest Of Tencent Executive Zhang Feng

Cullen Paradis reports: Zhang Feng, an executive at China’s most valuable public company Tencent Holdings, has been detained by authorities in connection to a data leak and corruption scandal. According to the Wall Street Journal, Zhang is accused of sending user data from the messaging app juggernaut WeChat to Sun Lijun, the former vice public security...

Employee Confidentiality and Data Theft: Recent UK Developments

Christopher Walter, Helena Milner-Smith, Louise Freeman, Dan Cooper, Mark Young, and Mark Welch of Covington and Burling write, in part: Unauthorized Access to Personal Data was an Offence under the Computer Misuse Act The ICO recently published details of its prosecution of a motor industry employee who, during her employment, compiled and transferred road...

Contractor for USAO Southern District of Iowa Provided Sensitive, Non-Public Info on Criminal Investigations to a Friend; Informants Wound Up “Outed” Online

An Iowa woman pleaded guilty today for unlawfully using a former Department of Justice contractor’s government computer to access government records and to obtain sensitive, non-public law enforcement information, announced Acting Assistant Attorney General Nicholas L. McQuaid of the Justice Department’s Criminal Division. According to admissions made in connection with her guilty plea, Rachel...

Court grants injunction, restraining order against NEW Co-op

Elijah Decius reports: A federal District Court judge has granted a temporary restraining order and preliminary injunction requested by Landus Cooperative in its lawsuit against NEW Cooperative of Fort Dodge. The lawsuit, filed two weeks ago by the Ames-based co-op, accuses disgruntled former Landus employees Jeff Headley and Brian Berns of conspiring and stealing...

CEO who lied to thousands of patients by telling them they had less than six months to live in order to enroll them in hospice sentenced to prison

There are bad breaches, and then there are the ones where words like “despicable,” “evil,” “immoral,” “disgusting,” and “reprehensible” just seem too weak to express how decent people might feel. This case out of Texas is one of those.  Here is DOJ’s press release issued today: The CEO of a Texas-based group of hospice...