Data Breaches

  • Blog post

    Senators demand data use answers from Grindr

    2018-04-04T12:45:00Z

    In response to media reports that the LGBTQ dating app Grindr shared information about users’ HIV statuses with third parties, Senators Edward J. Markey and Richard Blumenthal are demanding answers about the company’s data practices.

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    Big banks want nationwide breach standards

    2018-03-07T11:00:00Z

    the Financial Services Roundtable, a trade group for the nation’s largest banks, is calling upon Congress to “enact a strong set of national data security standards” in efforts to better protect consumers and sensitive financial information.

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    FSR: Congress must enact data breach legislation

    2018-02-14T12:15:00Z

    The Financial Services Roundtable is urging  Congress to enact stronger data security legislation and ensure sensitive financial information is kept safe.

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    Bill targets credit reporting agencies for consumer data leaks

    2018-01-10T13:15:00Z

    The newly introduced Data Breach Prevention and Compensation Act is intended to hold large credit reporting agencies more accountable for data breaches. The bill would give the Federal Trade Commission greater supervisory authority over data security at CRAs.

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    Data breaches hound SEC’s CAT plan, inspire legislation

    2017-10-11T13:30:00Z

    A massive, soon-to-launch SEC database faces renewed scrutiny and delay demands in response to a recently disclosed cyber-breach.That attack, and other breaches, are also serving as the catalyst for both new and resurrected legislation in Congress.

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    GAO warns SEC about data protection practices

    2016-05-06T11:00:00Z

    A report by the Government Accountability Office finds that while the SEC has made strides in improving the security of its data and resolving previously identified problems, “weaknesses continue to limit the effectiveness of other security controls.” Joe Mont explores what steps the Commission should take, according to the report. ...

  • Article

    Enforcement Action May Be Omen of SEC’s Cyber-Security Plans

    2015-10-27T15:15:00Z

    An investment adviser firm in St. Louis has become the (painful) test subject for the SEC’s attitude on cyber-security matters. The case, observers say, is a warning that the agency is moving away from guidance and toward enforcement. So what will the SEC consider to be “reasonable” security efforts? Will ...

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    Transforming the Cyber-Security Paradigm

    2015-10-14T10:15:00Z

    Though data breaches are inevitable, companies still remain too focused on fortification rather than response, failing to adopt to the harsh realities of rapidly emerging international and multifarious cyber-security threats. Inside, columnist John Reed Stark recommends a three-step cyber-security transformation for companies to undertake to combat recent rapidly evolving cyber-dangers. ...

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    Preparing Your Board for Cyber-Security Oversight

    2015-03-17T14:15:00Z

    Every board knows its company will fall victim to a cyber-attack and, worse, that the board will need to clean up the mess and superintend the fallout. This week, guest columnist John Stark, a long-time student of cyber-security risks, breaks down the fundamentals any board must establish for cyber-security, and ...

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    Retailers Decry Prospect of Bank-Like Data Security Rules

    2015-03-17T10:15:00Z

    The National Retail Federation is asking Congress to reject any legislation that would impose data security rules designed for the banking industry upon non-bank businesses. An overly broad expansion of data security standards similar to Gramm-Leach-Bliley Act guidelines would “be a serious error,” it says.