Pandemic brings rise in hospital ransomware attacks

(Dec 4, 2020) The pandemic has upended countless aspects of our lives, jobs and economy. As much of the world grapples with a third wave of COVID-19 this winter, inundatin... Read More

Breach of voter registration system exposes 113K Alaskan voters’ data

(Dec 4, 2020) The personal information of 113,000 Alaskan voters was exposed in a breach of the state’s voter registration system, the Juneau Empire reports. Stolen data i... Read More

Dell faces potential class-action over 2017 data breach

(Dec 4, 2020) Dell Technologies is facing a proposed class-action lawsuit in Nova Scotia, filed on behalf of thousands of Canadians whose personal information was compromi... Read More

A rundown of recent EU enforcement news

(Dec 3, 2020) Austria's Federal Administrative Court, Bundesverwaltungsgericht, Read More

Amid a global pandemic, ransomware increasingly targets hospitals

(Dec 1, 2020) A once-in-a-century pandemic has upended countless aspects of our lives, jobs and economy. As much of the world grapples with a third wave of COVID-19 this w... Read More

Data of 16M COVID-19 patients exposed

(Dec 1, 2020) The personal and health data of more than 16 million COVID-19 patients in Brazil, including President Jair Bolsonaro, were exposed online, ZDNet reports. Two... Read More

The latest enforcement actions from Norway, South Korea, the US and more

(Nov 25, 2020) The New York State Office of the Attorney General Read More

A roundup of recent data breaches

(Nov 24, 2020) The Manchester United Football Club shut down affected systems following a cyberattack and said it is not aware of “any breach of personal data associ... Read More

Global News Roundup: Nov. 17–23, 2020

(Nov 23, 2020) In this week’s Privacy Tracker global legislative roundup, Canada introduced new federal privacy legislation that would provide Canadians with enhanced contr... Read More

Retailer, e-commerce platform reach proposed settlement in data breach lawsuit

(Nov 23, 2020) Hanna Andersson and Salesforce.com have reached a proposed agreement in a class-action lawsuit related to a 2019 data breach, Reuters reports. According to a... Read More