Fintech services provider Plaid Inc. (“Plaid”) accepted a proposed settlement agreement to resolve a number of class-action lawsuits claiming that the company illegally collected and distributed users’ financial data without prior consent.
The US Senate Homeland Security Committee issued, on Tuesday, a report finding that federal agencies have failed to implement basic defenses to protect against cyberattacks.
The Rhode Island retirement system is suing Facebook, and others personally, including Facebook co-founder, Mark Zuckerberg, alleging breaches of fiduciary duty in connection with Facebook’s collection of users’ private information that was obtained by Cambridge Analytica and misused for political purposes.
The Luxembourg National Commission for Data Protection ordered Amazon to pay €746MM ($887MM) as a result of claims against Amazon Europe Core Sarl. The size of the fine suggests EU regulators are moving beyond their self-imposed grace period of ramping up GDPR compliance requirements.
An ordinance is currently on the desk and awaiting signature from Baltimore Mayor Brandon Scott, which will go into effect 30 days after signing and provide a blanket ban for the use of facial recognition technology within city limits.
The Aultman Health Foundation (Aultman), an Ohio-based health system with more than 7,000 employees, announced that the patient records of more than 7,000 patients may have been accessed by an employee without authorization for whom such access was outside their job duties.