Tag Archives: data breach

How to prepare to comply to GDPR

The GDPR was born one year ago (on the 27th April, published on GUE on 4th May 2016) and many have not yet outlined an adjustment plan. There is only one year left to comply to (the deadline is established on 25th May 2018). Some data protection authority of each EU Member State have published… Read More »

Report Verizon : violated 9 out of 10 companies

The 2015 edition of the Protected Health Information Data Breach Report, released by Verizon and based on a database of protected health information (PHI), amounting to 392 million records, and over 1,931 incidents detected in 25 countries. http://www.verizonenterprise.com/DBIR/2015/ What’s most alarming is that 90% of companies involved in the survey suffered violations of personal health… Read More »

Non-Healthcare Companies Have Exposed Personal Health Information in Breaches

According to a study from Verizon, nearly 20 percent of breaches involving healthcare information are not detected for at least one year. This is due in part to the fact that some organizations outside the healthcare sector are unaware that they have healthcare data stored in their systems. Twenty percent of healthcare breaches of health… Read More »

A “voluntary” data breach disclosure

Data breach hits Hilton Worldwide hotel chain Cybersecurity journalist Brian Krebs, citing several banking sources, reported on his blog on Friday 25 September 2015 that a pattern of fraud has been detected involving credit cards that had been used at point-of-sale registers in gift shops and restaurants at “a large number of Hilton Hotel and… Read More »

An international Privacy culture

The recent scandal of the data theft suffered by Canadian extramarital dating website Ashley Madison astonished and continues to create consequences; nearly 10 GBs of data stolen by a hacker group and containing highly sensitive information about the private life of the users involved, whose lives have been however inevitably affected only for being part… Read More »

Data breach notification… in Canada

This article from Financial Post explains the Digital Privacy Act that became law on June 18 in Canada. It’s not related to Europe, but Canada. However it showcases a common trend in several countries. Data breach shall be notified. The mandatory notification provisions require organizations to notify the Privacy Commissioner as well as potentially affected individuals of a… Read More »