New Bill Would Create Federal Data Protection Agency



New legislation, introduced today, would give the agency authority to enforce data practices, launch investigations, and issue subpoenas.

U.S. Counterintelligence Center Pledges to Focus on Supply Chains, Democracy



The National Counterintelligence and Security Center said this week it plans to double down on securing critical infrastructure, supply chain, the economy, democratic institutions, and cyber/technical operations.

U.S. Indicts Four Chinese Military Members for Equifax Hack



In charging four Chinese nationals with 2017's Equifax hack this week, the DOJ also said intellectual property - Equifax's own trade secrets - were stolen as part of the hack.

California AG Issues Revised CCPA Draft Rules



On Friday, with just under five months to go until CCPA is enforced, California's Attorney General released a modified version of draft regulations for implementing the law.

Friday Five: 2/7 Edition



Ransomware takes a dangerous turn, a flaw in the Android Twitter app is exploited, and more - catch up on the week's news with the Friday Five.

Irish Data Protection Puts Google on Notice for Data Privacy - Again



Ireland's Data Protection Commission has announced that it's looking into Google yet again - this time for the way it processes user location data and transparency.

SEC Issues Cybersecurity and Resiliency Best Practices



Data loss prevention is one of eight key practices outlined by the SEC last week to enhance cybersecurity preparedness and operational resiliency.

HHS Issues Coronavirus HIPAA Guidance



In the healthcare sector, concerns about the spreading coronavirus outbreak have reignited discussion around HIPAA, protected health information, and when it's legal for healthcare providers to disclose patient records.

Facebook's $550M Biometric Settlement Is a Data Privacy Law Landmark



The settlement, one of the highest in US history, is a testament to robust privacy legislation.

Friday Five: 1/31 Edition



The state of New York may ban ransomware payments, NFL Twitter accounts get hacked, and Facebook releases a new data privacy tool for users - catch up on the week's news with the Friday Five.

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