Latest news on data protection, privacy and cybersecurity regulatory developments, data breaches and enforcement actions happening in the U.S.
SIM swap scams are increasingly profitable for criminals with the growing dependence on phone-based authentication and mobile wallets storing cryptocurrencies. Are mobile carriers doing enough to prevent SIM swap fraud?
Reddit hack shows that the industry standard two-factor authentication approach in certain cases might not offer as much protection of vulnerable data as has long been thought.
LabMD may have won an appeals case against the FTC, arguing that regulations regarding their cyber security practices were too vague to allow for prosecution, but every organization needs to be warned that the FTC could be coming for you next.
According to U.S. Director of National Intelligence Dan Coats, the U.S. is at “a critical point.” With Russian hackers breaking into the U.S. power grid and gaining access to utility control rooms, they have the opportunity to “throw the switch”, plunging the nation into darkness and chaos.
Facebook responds to 1,200 questions posed by U.S. lawmakers on its data privacy practices. It seems that as long as the questions keep coming, Facebook can safely delay and mitigate the risk of regulatory or legal action.
California once again takes the lead with new data privacy law. While tech companies are not delighted and will continue to fight, it is still a better alternative to the November ballot which would have been more problematic.
Growing number of Americans now feel that state and local governments should increase their cybersecurity spending and do more to protect data from cyberattacks, similar to that which crippled the city of Atlanta in March 2018.
Securus data scandal exposes cavalier attitude of location aggregators and mobile carriers towards location data and consumer privacy.
New report shows nearly 75 percent of U.S. federal agencies are still woefully unprepared and deemed to be “at risk” or “at high risk” of a cyber attack.
Proposed Secure Data Act wants to forbid government agencies from demanding for encryption backdoors. This is a positive move but will it resolve the security vs. privacy debate?