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The State of NAIC’s Data Security Model Law

Most states have yet to adopt a cyber security model law for the insurance industry like the one approved by the National Association of Insurance Commissioners in 2017, but one expert believes the industry should be prepared for what he …

California’s Data Privacy Law a Concern, Opportunity for Insurance Industry

California is on track to have what will be the nation’s most far-reaching law to give consumers more control over their personal data. The new law may be both a big concern, as well as a new and important opportunity, …

Far-Reaching Data Privacy Bill Approved in California

California will soon have what experts call the nation’s most far-reaching law to give consumers more control over their personal data under a bill the governor has signed. The law will compel companies to tell customers upon request what personal …

Ticketmaster UK Reports Possible Hack of Customer Data

Ticketmaster UK said it had identified malicious software on a customer support product hosted by an external supplier, and some of its customers’ personal or payment data may have been accessed by an unknown third-party. Less than 5 percent of …

Feds Fine Texas Cancer Center $4.3M for Data Breaches

Federal health officials have ordered the University of Texas MD Anderson Cancer Center to pay a $4.3 million fine for failing to secure health records stemming from data breaches. The Houston Chronicle reports the U.S. Department of Health and Human …

Lawsuit Filed Against Hawaiian Restaurant Chain After Data Breach

Two people have filed a class-action lawsuit against Hawaii restaurant chain Zippy’s. Zippy’s alerted its customers April 27 that it experienced a data breach at all of its 25 restaurant, Napoleon’s Bakery, Kahala Sushi and Pearl City Sushi locations. It …

Report Says Record Number of Data Breach Notices Filed in New York in 2017

The New York Attorney General’s Office (NYAG) this year released a report outlining a record number of data breach notices filed with the office in 2017 – the highest since NYAG started receiving data breach notices in 2006. In the …

N.Y. Updates Insurance Company Disaster Response, Recovery Plan Requirements

The New York Department of Financial Services (DFS) has issued updated disaster response and recovery plan requirements for all insurance companies licensed to conduct business in New York state. It issued these updated requirements in light of disasters that may …

Massachusetts Can Sue Equifax Over Data Breach, Judge Rules

Massachusetts can move forward with a lawsuit accusing credit reporting firm Equifax Inc. of failing to safeguard its databases or provide prompt notice of a breach that exposed the personal data of 147 million people, a state court judge has …

Uber Sued in Pennsylvania After Data Stolen by Hackers Covered Up

The ride-hailing company Uber broke Pennsylvania law when it failed to notify potential victims, including thousands of drivers, for a year after it discovered hackers had stolen their personal information, said the state attorney general, who sued the company Monday. …