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February 3, 2014
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A health system in South Carolina recently introduced a biometric scanner to curb the growing problem of identity theft, The Greenville News reported. Biometric scanners have...

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January 31, 2014
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A Wall Street analyst projects the Target data breach could cost the retailer $1 billion in fines after at least 10 percent of bank cards used at Target appeared to indicate fraudulent activity, ...

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January 27, 2014
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Son of a breach, two more security incidents are making headlines: Coca-Cola Co. and Michaels Stores Inc.

That means we’re looking at four major data loss events in the past...

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January 27, 2014
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When hospitals find themselves in the middle of a breach, they usually prioritize improving their security to prevent further security breach incidents. In addition to defending themselves against data breaches, health systems also need to find the right balance to adequately protect their patients' privacy. Since...

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January 24, 2014
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Following a string of high-profile data breaches in the retail industry, the FBI has alerted retailers to brace for even more cyberattacks this year, Reuters reported. The FBI said the same...

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January 22, 2014
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At around the same time, two large retailers Target and Neiman Marcus both announced they were hit with data breaches. Cyberattackers managed to get their hands on the credit and debit card information of about 40 million Target customers and the personal data of 70 million more. Neiman Marcus, however, did not...

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January 15, 2014
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The health care industry is gearing up for a cyberattack campaign that promises to test companies' ability to guard against data breach threats. The campaign will be launched by an unlikely source: the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services (HHS). The health care industry is one of the most highly-targeted...

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January 2, 2014
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In the wake of the recent Target breach, Congress is working to strengthen cybersecurity in the private sector to avoid significant data breaches. Members of the Senate are requesting a congressional hearing to discuss how corporations are handling and maintaining protections for consumer data,...

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December 9, 2013
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Year in Review

This has been a supremely active year in the data privacy sector. NSA spying regularly captured headlines as new details emerged about the agency’s dragnet. The British phone hacking scandal continued to unfold as trials...

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December 3, 2013
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Amid the recent changes to the Health Insurance Portability and Accountability Act (HIPAA) in March, known as the HIPAA Omnibus rule, the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services (HHS) has ramped up its enforcement of the federal privacy legislation.

While vendors and healthcare providers will be held to...

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