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Healthcare Security Breach: $650,000 HIPAA Settlement

University of Massachusetts Amherst was recently hit with a Health Insurance Portability and Accountability Act (HIPAA) compliance settlement by federal regulators after suffering an healthcare security breach in 2013, according to DataBreachToday.com. The school had failed to include its Language, Speech, and Hearing Healthcare Services as part of a HIPAA-coveredUniversity of Massachusetts Amherst was recently hit with a Health Insurance Portability and Accountability Act (HIPAA) compliance settlement by federal regulators after suffering an healthcare security breach in 2013, according to DataBreachToday.com. The school had failed to include its Language, Speech, and Hearing Healthcare Services as part of a HIPAA-covered

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How to Respond to a Breach of Customer Data

How do you respond to a breach of customer data? If you operate an ecommerce store, you need to know. Revision Legal partner John DiGiacomo has published another article on Practical Ecommerce: How to Respond to a Breach of Customer Data. Data breaches seem to be the norm these days, whetherHow do you respond to a breach of customer data? If you operate an ecommerce store, you need to know. Revision Legal partner John DiGiacomo has published another article on Practical Ecommerce: How to Respond to a Breach of Customer Data. Data breaches seem to be the norm these days, whether

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Data Security: How to Keep Your Data Safe

Data security involves the practice of protecting computers, mobile devices, databases, and websites from unauthorized access or corruption. Data security is also sometimes also referred to as computer security or information security. Keeping Data Safe Every kind of data needs protecting, whether it is personal data or business data. DataData security involves the practice of protecting computers, mobile devices, databases, and websites from unauthorized access or corruption. Data security is also sometimes also referred to as computer security or information security. Keeping Data Safe Every kind of data needs protecting, whether it is personal data or business data. Data

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Hacked Credit Card: The Biggest Consumer Risk

A hacked credit card is one of the biggest problems consumers face. Someone who is not authorized to use a card can gain access to the credit card number, the name on the card, and the PIN. They can then use this information to make unauthorized purchases. Alternatively, hacked credit cardA hacked credit card is one of the biggest problems consumers face. Someone who is not authorized to use a card can gain access to the credit card number, the name on the card, and the PIN. They can then use this information to make unauthorized purchases. Alternatively, hacked credit card

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Illinois Data Breach Law

The State of Illinois has enacted the “Personal Information Protection Act,” 815 ILCS §§ 530/1 – 530/25. The Act includes important provisions about how to respond to a data breach. The law also details who are subject to Illinois’ law, and the proper method of notification. Am I Subject to theThe State of Illinois has enacted the “Personal Information Protection Act,” 815 ILCS §§ 530/1 – 530/25. The Act includes important provisions about how to respond to a data breach. The law also details who are subject to Illinois’ law, and the proper method of notification. Am I Subject to the

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Michigan Data Breach Law

Michigan data breach law requires a response to a data breach involving a Michigan resident. Specifically, MCL 445.72 contains important provisions to determine whether you are subject to Michigan law, and if so, the proper response. Am I Subject To The Michigan Data Breach Law? Do you own or licenseMichigan data breach law requires a response to a data breach involving a Michigan resident. Specifically, MCL 445.72 contains important provisions to determine whether you are subject to Michigan law, and if so, the proper response. Am I Subject To The Michigan Data Breach Law? Do you own or license

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Modern Business Solutions Data Breach

Modern Business Solutions data breach has introduced a previously unexplored and altogether unknown aspect of the emergence of data breaches in the United States.  The new aspect, most people didn’t even know this company existed, let alone knew that they stored the personal information of almost 60 million people.  MBS,Modern Business Solutions data breach has introduced a previously unexplored and altogether unknown aspect of the emergence of data breaches in the United States.  The new aspect, most people didn’t even know this company existed, let alone knew that they stored the personal information of almost 60 million people.  MBS,

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Weebly Data Breach

According to reports, a February 2016 breach has caused Weebly, a user-created website service, to be the latest victim in the rising trend of data breaches.  The data breach at Weebly, affecting 43,430,316 customers dating back to 2007, revealed email addresses and/or usernames, IP addresses and encrypted (bcrypt hashed) passwordsAccording to reports, a February 2016 breach has caused Weebly, a user-created website service, to be the latest victim in the rising trend of data breaches.  The data breach at Weebly, affecting 43,430,316 customers dating back to 2007, revealed email addresses and/or usernames, IP addresses and encrypted (bcrypt hashed) passwords

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Data Breaches Influence Later Consumer Purchases

Information Age has reported on a survey by Thales of UK consumers, which found that data breaches influence consumer purchases. The survey found that 84% of UK consumers would  stop using a brand’s service after a data breach. Only 16% of consumers would continue using a brand if they discoveredInformation Age has reported on a survey by Thales of UK consumers, which found that data breaches influence consumer purchases. The survey found that 84% of UK consumers would  stop using a brand’s service after a data breach. Only 16% of consumers would continue using a brand if they discovered

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Montana Data Breach Notification Law

Montana Data Breach Notification Law has been updated to expand the definition of “personal information” and also require notice to the state attorney general’s consumer protection office. A data breach is generally a security incident in which sensitive, protected, or confidential data is copied, transmitted, stolen, viewed, or used byMontana Data Breach Notification Law has been updated to expand the definition of “personal information” and also require notice to the state attorney general’s consumer protection office. A data breach is generally a security incident in which sensitive, protected, or confidential data is copied, transmitted, stolen, viewed, or used by