Posted on November 7th, 2010 No comments
An employee of the General Services Administration sent the names and Social Security numbers of the agency’s entire staff to a private e-mail address.
Posted on November 2nd, 2009 No comments
The Federal Trade Commission again is pushing back the deadline for financial institutions and creditors to comply with the Red Flags Rules. This marks the fourth time the agency has delayed the deadline, now set for June 1, 2010. The rule had been scheduled to take effect Sunday.
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FTC allows eight more months for Red Flags compliance
Posted on October 28th, 2009 No comments
As many as 68,000 members of CalOptima, the Medicaid plan for Orange County, California, may be at risk of identity theft and fraud after several CDs containing their personal information disappeared while in transit, the agency reported.
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68,000 CalOptima Members at Risk in Data Breach
Posted on October 21st, 2009 No comments
FTC Data Broker Turned Off Tool That Would Have Detected Hack SoonerData broker ChoicePoint has agreed to a stronger data security program and will pay a $275,000 fine for a breach in 2008, according to the Federal Trade Commission. The FTC says the company failed to implement a comprehensive information security program to protect consumers’ personal information, as required by the agency after ChoicePoint’s 2004 breach, which affected more than 160,000 U.S. consumers.
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ChoicePoint Fined $275K for 2008 Breach
Posted on September 18th, 2009 No comments
The Florida Agency for Health Care Administration has launched a new tool for accessing information on privacy and security laws regarding electronic medical records and health information exchange. The Crosswalk Tool is the most recent addition to the agency’s Health Information Privacy and Security Resource Center on the Web at www.FHIN.net.
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Florida health agency deploys new data security tool