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September 18, 2019
Nevada privacy law

New provisions to Nevada’s online privacy law will be effective on October 1, 2019.

Nevada Senate Bill 220, signed into law earlier this year, will require operators of websites and online services to allow consumers within the state to opt out of the sale of their personal data. Online businesses will be expected to provide a designated...

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September 16, 2019
Ecuador data leak

A misconfigured database has exposed the personal data of nearly every Ecuadorean citizen, including 6.7 million children.

The database was discovered by vpnMentor and was traced back to Ecuadorean company Novaestra. It contained 20.8 million records, well over the country’s current population of 16 million. The data included official...

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September 13, 2019
Election hacking

Since 1993, hackers have traveled to Las Vegas from around the world to demonstrate their skills at DefCon’s annual convention, and every year new horrors of cyber-insecurity are revealed as they wield their craft. Last year, for example, an eleven-year-old boy changed the election results on a replica of the Florida state election website in ...

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September 11, 2019
federal privacy law

Fifty-one CEOs representing U.S.-based businesses sent an open letter to Congress requesting a comprehensive federal consumer privacy law.

Signed by the CEOs AT&T, Comcast, General Motors, Mastercard, and Wal-Mart, among others, the letter requested “a comprehensive consumer data privacy law that strengthens protections for consumers...

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September 9, 2019
How I Learned to Stop Worrying and Love Vendor Risk

Insider risk, supply chain vulnerability and vendor risk all boil down to the same thing: the more people have access to your data, the more vulnerable it is to being leaked or breached.

This summer brought an interesting twist to that straight-forward situation: Can data leaked by an employee or a contractor be a...

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September 6, 2019
Canadian Data Breach

19 million Canadians are estimated to have been affected by data breaches between late 2018 and 2019, slightly more than half the population of the country. 

The news was released by the Office of the Privacy Commissioner of Canada after the passage of the Personal Information and Electronic Documents Act (PIPEDA). Data breach reports...

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