Month: January 2021

European Data Protection Board Issues Guidelines on Examples Regarding Data Breach Notification – Lexology

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On 14 January 2021 the European Data Protection Board (EDPB) adopted Guidelines 01/2021 on Examples Regarding Data Breach Notification, (“Guidelines”). The Guidelines are intended to complement the Guidelines on Personal Data Breach Notification under Regulation 2016/679, (“GDPR”), WP 250, (“Guidelines WP250”), which were produced by the Article 29…

Data Breach’s Lack of “Sensitive Information” Creates Barrier to Standing in Federal CCPA Lawsuit – JD Supra

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More than a year after the California Consumer Privacy Act (CCPA) became operative, the proverbial jury was still out on whether challenges to standing of CCPA data breach claims brought in federal court could still be effective. Earlier this month, the Central District of California seemingly answered that…

USCellular hit by a data breach after hackers access CRM software – BleepingComputer

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​Mobile network operator USCellular suffered a data breach after hackers gained access to its CRM and viewed customers’ accounts. In a data breach notification filed with the Vermont attorney general’s office, USCellular states that retail store’s employees were scammed into downloading software onto a computer. This software allowed…

Identity Theft Resource Center®’s 2020 Annual Data Breach Report Reveals 19 Percent Decrease in Breaches – WFMZ Allentown

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SAN DIEGO, Jan. 28, 2021 /PRNewswire-PRWeb/ — Today, the Identity Theft Resource Center® (ITRC), a nationally recognized non-profit organization established to support victims of identity crime, released its 15th annual Data Breach Report. According to the report, the number of U.S. data breaches tracked in 2020 (1,108) decreased 19…