SEC Enforces Little Known Identity Theft Rule

The SEC settled a case with the help of a little known 2013 regulation, the Identity Theft Red Flags Rule, for the first time two weeks ago. The rule requires financial institutions to implement a program to detect, prevent, and mitigate identity theft.

Healthcare Data Breaches Up 70 Percent Since 2010

Research recently carried out by the Center for Quantitative Health at Massachusetts General Hospital found there have been 2,149 healthcare breaches, impacting 176.4 million patient records, since 2010.

PCI DSS Compliance Down But Not Out

Compliance around the Payment Card Industry Data Security Standard (PCI DSS) was down last year, the first dip observed in six years, according to a report released this week.

New Bill Would Set Standard for Financial Data Security

A new bill introduced earlier this month, the Consumer Information Notification Requirement Act, would ensure customers of financial firms are protected in the event of a data breach but has drawn the ire of trade groups.