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Data Breaches Are Expensive…What Can You Afford?

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Reuters tech/biz writer, Jonathon Stempel, recently reported in “Yahoo strikes $117.5 million data breach settlement after earlier accord rejected,” that the settlement is the largest common fund class action settlement in data breach history. The implications of this settlement (revised from an early attempted settlement in hopes of being more palatable to federal district Judge Lucy Koh) are staggering.  

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Topics: Differentialsharing, compliance, riskmanagement, databreach, data breach, Yahoo breach, unsecured data, sensitive information, sensitive data, security, risk management, financial risk, Yahoobreach

This FEMA Privacy Disaster Was Totally Avoidable

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In the Washington Post article titled “FEMA ‘major privacy incident’ reveals data from 2.5 million disaster survivors,” reporters Joel Achenbach, William Wan, and Tony Room reveal a shocking security failure by the Federal Emergency Management Agency (FEMA). The failure included the unnecessary and unauthorized sharing of personal information, including banking details and home addresses, of disaster victims from the 2017 California wildfires and Hurricanes Harvey, Irma and Maria.

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Topics: Insider, Differentialsharing, compliance, softwaresolutions, datasecurity, sensativedata, databreach, FEMA

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