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June 21, 2019
Privacy law

Last month marked the one-year anniversary of the European Union's General Data Privacy Regulation, or GDPR. Since then, California and New York State have created similar bills aimed at protecting the privacy of their citizens. Nevada has recently enacted a narrow privacy law. Meanwhile, privacy is dead.

Long Live Privacy!...

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June 19, 2019
New York SHIELD Act

The State of New York has passed a revision to its existing laws governing data breach notification requirements and consumer data protection.

The Stop Hacks and Improve Electronic Data Security (SHIELD) Act updates security laws to broaden the definition of data breaches and create higher standards for businesses handling the personal...

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June 17, 2019
Deepfake Linkedin

A deepfake account with possible connections to foreign espionage activity has been identified on LinkedIn.

“Katie Jones” purported to be a senior researcher for the Center for Strategic and International Studies (CSIS). Her well-connected profile on the professional social media site seemed legitimate, with connections that included a...

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June 13, 2019
Evite

Online invitation service Evite notified users about a data breach of user data that included names, usernames, email addresses, passwords, and mailing addresses.

The company disclosed the breach following the release of the affected data on the dark web. A hacker claimed to have access to 10 million user accounts. ...

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June 11, 2019
Maine Privacy Bill

Maine has passed a bill prohibiting ISPs from using and selling the data of internet users within the state.

The Act to Protect the Privacy of Online Consumer Information is closely modeled on an Obama era FCC rule that prohibits internet service providers from collecting information on their customers. The rule was...

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June 6, 2019
Game of Thrones Data Breaches

HBO's hit series Game of Thrones is now history, but it will live on in the hearts, minds and social media interactions of its followers for some time to come. Before now the only thing GoT fans wanted besides a juicy spoiler was to know who would take the Iron Throne. How it all ended was something hackers spent significant time and...

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