In the latest weekly update, Jeremy Grant of Venable LLP joins editors at ISMG to discuss the state of secure identity in 2024, the challenges in developing next-generation remote ID proofing systems, and the potential role generative AI can play in both compromising and protecting identities.
A bipartisan pair of congressmen is again attempting to address long-standing issues of patient safety and privacy - as well as medical errors, inadvertent information disclosures and denied medical claims - which all occur when patients and the health records used to treat them do not match.
An electronic health record and practice management software firm says the only way to avoid bankruptcy from the consolidation of nine proposed class action lawsuits filed in the wake of a 2022 data breach is to settle the case for $4 million.
An Oklahoma-based healthcare system is notifying 2.4 million individuals that their sensitive information was potentially compromised in an exfiltration incident last year. Cybercriminals have been attempting to extort ransom payments directly from some of those affected patients - including kids.
A European court has sided with a Russian petitioner who challenged a Kremlin rule that requires telecom firms to backdoor their servers for law enforcement data collection. The court found that end-to-end encryption is essential to preserving the right to privacy in digital communication systems.
Two key European Parliament committees accepted a political compromise that aims to govern how trading bloc countries develop and deploy artificial intelligence. The regulation is set to become the globe's first comprehensive regulation concerning AI.
Fifty data breach lawsuits tied to the Clop ransomware group's supply chain attack against GoAnywhere file transfer software from Fortra have been consolidated by the U.S. Judicial Panel on Multidistrict Litigation into a single case in the Southern District of Florida.
Silicon Valley giant Google agreed to settle for $350 million a shareholder lawsuit alleging it mislead investors by attempting to cover up a privacy flaw in now-defunct social network Google+ that resulted in outside applications having access to private profile information.
The Biden administration's strategy for bolstering health sector cybersecurity, which includes newly released voluntary cyber performance goals and plans to update the HIPAA Security Rule, is fueling uncertainty in some organizations, said privacy attorney Iliana Peters of law firm Polsinelli.
A federal judge has denied Kochava's latest attempt to ditch a Federal Trade Commission lawsuit alleging the firm is invading consumers' privacy and exposing them to risk by collecting and selling their location data to third parties. The FTC is also pursuing other cases against data brokers.
Proposed legislation called the "snoopers' charter," which would allow British intelligence agencies to collect data on a large scale, cleared further parliamentary scrutiny this week despite mounting criticism from privacy advocates, watchdog groups and technology companies.
A federal jury said Wednesday that Palo Alto Networks directly violated another cybersecurity firm's patent rights for a "threat intelligence gateway" network security technology and awarded Centripetal Networks more than $150 million in the verdict.
A federal judge has again given the green light for a proposed consolidated class action lawsuit against Meta to proceed. The litigation claims the firm unlawfully collected patient data from the websites of hospitals and other providers through the use of its Pixel tracking tool.
Network monitoring software vendor SolarWinds moved to dismiss a federal lawsuit accusing the company and its CISO of securities fraud after they allegedly misstated the efficacy of its cybersecurity controls. Russian intelligence hacked the company in an incident disclosed in 2020.
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