Of Note

Private paperwork found in Yankee parade confetti

Julia reports: The half ton of recycled confetti provided to buildings lining the Canyon of Heroes in downtown Manhattan for the Yankees’ victory parade yesterday turned out not to be enough for some people to show their enthusiasm. Medical records, financial statements, pay stubs, law firm invoices and court records were found in the...

MassMutual warns of data breach

Jaclyn Cashman reports: “MassMutual can confirm that, despite comprehensive procedures and diligent practices to protect confidential and private data concerning employees at MassMutual and several of its subsidiaries, a limited amount of personal employee information maintained in a database by an outside vendor (engaged by the company) may have been subject to unauthorized access....

Government accused of ‘cover up’ over lost farmer tapes

The Department of Environment Food and Rural Affairs (Defra) has been accused of a “cover up” after two back-up tapes went missing containing the banking details of around 100,000 farmers. The tapes are said to have gone missing this spring, with Defra officials having been informed in July. The tapes were lost by contractor...

Senate Panel Clears Data Breach Bills

Eric Chabrow reports: The Senate Judiciary Committee Thursday approved two companion bills that would require businesses and government agencies to notify individuals of security breaches involving sensitive personally identifiable information. Both bills go to the Senate for consideration. The Personal Data Privacy and Security Act, or S. 1490, designates as fraud unauthorized access of...