Tennessee-based Community Health Systems and a subsidiary agreed to a $5 million settlement in a 28-state investigation of a 2014 data breach, Reuters reports. State attorneys general said the breach involved the personal data of approximately 6.1 million patients. As part of the settlement, the hospital operator will improve its information security measures.
US government insights on proposed EU-US Data Privacy Framework redress
The proposed EU-U.S. Data Privacy Framework continues to be the hottest topic in privacy circles, but especially for the U.S. Department of Justice's two-level binding and independent redress process for individuals. Join the IAPP March 27 as U.S. government officials outline how the redress process...
Minister confirms data transfer restrictions in India's draft data protection bill
Indian Minister of State for Electronics and Information Technology Rajeev Chandrasekhar confirmed the proposed Digital Data Protection Bill will contain a "blacklist" for cross-border data transfers, The Economic Times reports. Chandrasekhar said the proposal will allow transfers "by default" unles...
FTC addresses deception through generative AI
U.S. Federal Trade Commission Division of Advertising Practices Attorney Michael Atleson wrote a post regarding the "deeper, emerging threat" of deceiving consumers through generative artificial intelligence. Atleson cited chatbots, voice clones and deepfakes as the more common deployments that "gen...
State attorneys general, Google reach settlement over deceptive location tracking
Five state attorneys general in the U.S. reached a USD9 million settlement with Google over deceptive location tracking practices. The settlement resolves allegations that Google's "Location History" and "Web & App Activity" account settings misled consumers and violated state consumer protectio...
Keeping pace with US state privacy law proposals
The regulatory landscape for privacy and data protection in the U.S. is ever-changing, especially at the state level in recent years. The IAPP aims to keep privacy professionals up to date on state legislative updates with its "US State Privacy Legislation Tracker." The tracker consists of a bill st...
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