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Insurance Journal’s Top 10 Most Read Stories of 2020: West Region

Wildfires were the big story in the Western U.S. in 2020. And a big underlying theme in those stories is what was being done to deal with them. One of the top stories in Insurance Journal’s Western region was when …

Data About 200K Nevada University Alumni, Donors May Have Been Stolen

University of Nevada, Reno alumni and donors may have had their information stolen in a data breach that occurred in May, university officials said. The school was told of the breach on July 16 by Blackbaud, a third-party fundraising technology …

COVID-19 a Growing Share of Shrinking Work Comp Claims in 2 States

COVID-19 has become a large chunk of a dwindling number of workers’ compensation claims in Florida and California, limited data shows. The number of COVID-19 workers’ compensation claims reported in California more than quadrupled to 22,621 since the last data …

New Mexico AG Sues Google for Collecting Personal Data of School Children

New Mexico Attorney General Hector Balderas has filed a lawsuit against Google LLC alleging the tech giant is illegally collecting personal information from New Mexico school children under 13 in violation of the Federal Children’s Online Privacy Protection Act and …

Privacy Firm Finds Cannabis Patient Info Left Unsecured by Washington Firm

An internet privacy firm says it was able to access private personal information of more than 30,000 medical marijuana patients, recreational pot customers or dispensary employees in several states. The privacy firm was searching for unsecured data online and says …

Las Vegas Reports Cyber Attack Breached City’s Computers

Las Vegas officials said that that a cyber attack breached the city’s computer systems, but it wasn’t immediately clear if any sensitive data was compromised. City officials were alerted to the breach around 4:30 a.m. on Tuesday, city spokesman David …

Montana Medical Clinic Cyberattack Compromises Data of 130K Patients

Montana hospital officials have confirmed a data breach may have compromised the personal information of about 130,000 medical clinic patients. The Daily Inter Lake reported that Kalispell Regional Healthcare employees were unaware of the May cyberattack until an outside forensic …

California Proposes Regulations to Enforce State Privacy Law

California proposed regulations Thursday that would give consumers more control over how businesses collect and manage their personal information, including requiring a “Do Not Sell My Info” link on companies’ websites or apps. California Attorney General Xavier Becerra detailed the …

Missing Drive Has Health Patient Info of Nevada’s Largest Healthcare Provider

The largest health care provider in northern Nevada says some of its patients’ private information was stored on a thumb drive that’s been missing since June 30. Renown Health said in a letter sent to patients last week the incident …

FEMA Accused of Wrongly Releasing Data of California Wildfire Victims

The Federal Emergency Management Agency wrongly released to a contractor the personal information of 2.3 million survivors of devastating 2017 hurricanes and wildfires, potentially exposing the victims to identity fraud and theft, a government watchdog reported. The Homeland Security Department’s …