In a preliminary step toward enactment of a new EU data protection law, the European Parliament on March 12 approved a draft proposal for a comprehensive overhaul of the EU's 1995 data protection directive.
In this week's breach roundup, read about the latest incidents, including a breach at the food company Smucker's that compromised payment information, and an incident involving suspicious activity on a North Dakota University server.
Las Vegas Sands Corp. is investigating a breach that exposed information, including Social Security numbers and payments information, for patrons and employees at its hotel and casino in Bethlehem, Pa.
Verizon isn't offering many details about two retailer breaches it's reportedly investigating, which may be linked to the Target breach. But IntelCrawler's Dan Clements says the merchants were likely breached several weeks ago.
Target Corp. confirms that the December breach that affected 40 million credit and debit cards, along with personal information on up to 70 million customers, had a major impact on the company's earnings in the fourth quarter of 2013.
In this week's breach roundup, read about the latest incidents, including a credit card breach affecting customers of a Canadian online health and beauty products store and a breach at a British grocery store chain's website.
Lawsuits that card issuers have filed against Target to help recoup expenses associated with the retailer's breach aren't likely to reap big rewards, two legal experts say. But they are sending a strong message.
A law firm has developed a free iPhone app, Data Breach 411, to help organizations with breach notification compliance. The app provides links to 46 state data breach notification laws, relevant federal statutes and other resources.