It’s no longer true that society must choose to either weaken everybody’s privacy or let criminals run rampant. As a staunch privacy advocate, I am excited that law enforcement now has access to tools to decrypt locked smartphones! But, wait! Isn’t that the opposite of privacy? Well, no, if you consider the bigger picture. There
Probably not before the 2020 election. But keep an eye on this Congress as legislators debate how to define personal data and what limits to place on how companies use it. As we approach the one-year anniversary of Europe’s General Data Protection Regulation (GDPR), Congress is again considering whether the United States should join Europe
Unknown hackers broke into databases of nonprofit and have posted online personal info on FBI, Secret Service, Capitol Police, US Park Police, others. A data breach of systems operated by chapters of an FBI-affiliated nonprofit organization has exposed personal information of thousands of law enforcement personnel and affiliated individuals. According to the Associated Press, home
This bill requires businesses to notify consumers of compromised passport numbers and biometric data. California Attorney General Xavier Becerra and Assemblymember Marc Levine this week unveiled legislation to close a loophole in the state’s existing data breach notification laws. AB 1130, introduced by Levine, requires breached organizations to notify consumers if their passport number or
Twelve members of 20-person group extradited to US to face charges related to theft of millions via fake ads other scams. US and international law enforcement authorities have dismantled a group operating mostly out of Romania that over the past five years allegedly stole millions of dollars from American citizens using false advertisements for goods online.
At its peak, xDedic listed over 70,000 owned servers that buyers could purchase for prices starting as low as $6 each.
US law enforcement authorities in collaboration with their counterparts in Belgium, Ukraine, and the Europol have taken down xDedic, a Russian language website notorious for selling stolen identity data and access to tens