NZ's OPC releases credit reporters' annual compliance reports

(May 7, 2024) The Office of the Privacy Commissioner of New Zealand released compliance reviews for three major credit reporting companies for the 2022-23 period. The agen... Read More

Australian officials commit to Privacy Act 'overhaul'

(May 3, 2024) Several Australian government officials, including the prime minister and Read More

NSA transparency report shows increased foreign spy reports involving US citizens

(May 1, 2024) The U.S. National Security Agency's disclosure report showed U.S. citizens appeared 31,000 times in the agency's foreign spy reports in 2023, The Wall Street... Read More

US senators ask FTC to investigate automakers over location privacy concerns

(May 1, 2024) U.S. Sens. Ron Wyden, D-Ore., and Ed Markey, D-Mass., sent a letter to the Federal Trade Commission asking for an investigation into automakers for allegedly... Read More

Finland court sentences hacker to 6 years in prison

(Apr 30, 2024) Finland's District Court of Western Uusimaa sentenced hacker Aleksanteri Kivimäki to six years in prison for a cyberattack that stole the data of 33,000 Vast... Read More

OCR director discusses HIPAA rule on reproductive health data

(Apr 29, 2024) In an op-ed for The Hill, U.S. Department of Health and Human Services' Office of Civil Rights Director Melanie Fontes Rainer touted the recently approved He... Read More

FTC updates Health Breach Notification Rule

(Apr 29, 2024) The U.S. Federal Trade Commission updated the Health Breach Notification Rule. The revised rule includes updated definitions to "underscore application" to h... Read More

Texas middle school allegedly gave out students' information

(Apr 26, 2024) Arcola, Texas City Councilmember Ebony Sanco raised concerns over school privacy practices after a private investigator claimed he was able to obtain her chi... Read More

Advocacy group seeks investigation into pregnancy centers' privacy practices 

(Apr 26, 2024) Civil rights advocacy group Campaign for Accountability sent letters to five U.S. state attorneys general seeking an investigation into crisis pregnancy cent... Read More

European Commission releases Q&A on Health Data Space proposal

(Apr 26, 2024) The European Commission released a Q&A on the European Health Data Space proposal to advance digital health care while allowing patients to access their ... Read More