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Privacy advocate files complaint with FTC over Maricopa County Community College District data breach

The 2013 breach at Maricopa County Community College District (MCCCD)  in Arizona affected approximately 2.5 million faculty, staff, vendors, and students, making it the largest breach involving student information ever reported by a U.S. institution of higher education. A complaint by this privacy advocate alleges violations of the Safeguards Rule.  Having researched and reported on breaches for...

Rite Aid Agrees to Pay $1 Million to Settle HIPAA Privacy Case

See the companion press release from the FTC in a previous post. Rite Aid Corporation and its 40 affiliated entities (RAC) have agreed to pay $1 million to settle potential violations of the Health Insurance Portability and Accountability Act of 1996 (HIPAA) Privacy Rule, the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services (HHS) announced...

FTC investigates some firms in P2P leaks

Jaikumar Vijayan of Computerworld was able to see a redacted copy of a  letter (Civil Investigative Demand) sent by the FTC to some of the organizations who were found to be leaking information via P2P networks: It showed the agency is seeking information, dating back to mid-2007, on a wide-range of technology and process-related...

ControlScan Settles FTC Charges

ControlScan, a company that consumers have relied on to certify the privacy and security of online retailers and other Web sites, has agreed to settle Federal Trade Commission charges that it misled consumers about how often it monitored the sites and the steps it took to verify their privacy and security practices. The settlements...