Kansas Department for Aging and Disability Services Experiences 11,000-Record Breach
Mar06

Kansas Department for Aging and Disability Services Experiences 11,000-Record Breach

It has been discovered that an employee at Kansas Department for Aging and Disability Services (KDADS) sent an unauthorized email to a group of KDADS business associates that included the protected health information of almost 11,000 individuals. The email was issued to individuals who had already signed a business associate agreement with KDADS which disallows them from disclosing or using inappropriately any emailed protected health...

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5,123 Individuals Impacted by Flexible Benefit Service Corporation Breach
Mar06

5,123 Individuals Impacted by Flexible Benefit Service Corporation Breach

Chicago-Il-based general agency and benefit administrator Flexible Benefit Service Corporation (Flex) has revealed that a phishing attack resulted in an unauthorized person gaining access to a corporate email account. The security breach was first noticed on December 6, 2017 when an email account of a company worker was found to be sending phishing emails. The email account was compromised after a single worker replied to a phishing...

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GDPR Deadline Decisions to Make
Mar05

GDPR Deadline Decisions to Make

If you reside in the European Union it is likely that you will have heard about the General Data Protection Regulation (GDPR). However, are you aware how it affects you? If the business or company that you own, or are employed by, processes the data of EU citizens then it needs to adhere with GDPR legislation. GDPR will be enforceable, by law, is 25 May 2018. Individual EU states will be expected to have incorporated the facets of...

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MediaPro Eye on Privacy Report Reveals Most US Companies Unaware of GDPR
Jan14

MediaPro Eye on Privacy Report Reveals Most US Companies Unaware of GDPR

The EU’s General Data Protection Regulation (GDPR) compliance date is fast approaching. Companies only have until May 25, 2018 to bring their policies, processes, and technology up to the standard demanded by GDPR. Any company that fails to comply with GDPR requirements faces a substantial financial penalty – The maximum penalty is €20 million or 4% of the previous year’s global annual turnover. GDPR was adopted by the European...

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GDPR Compensation Claims
Jan12

GDPR Compensation Claims

One of the chief focuses of the General Data Protection Regulation (GDPR), which becomes enforceable on May 25 2018, is to guarantee that the rights and freedoms of people living in EU states are protected, in relation to the gathering of personal data. With this aim in mind, Article 82 of the GDPR addresses circumstances where the regulations have not been complied with. This can lead to  the data subject being able to sue for...

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