Privacy and Surveillance

CVS To Pay $4.4M For Divulging HIV Status Of 6,000 Patients

CVS Health Corp. has agreed to pay $4.35 million to resolve claims it divulged the protected health information of 6,000 Ohio residents by mailing letters in envelopes with windows that revealed names and references to HIV diagnoses, according to Tuesday federal court filings…

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Facebook Must Face Trimmed Messenger Data Scraping Suit

A California federal court on Thursday kept alive a proposed class action claiming Facebook scooped up Android users’ call and text logs without permission and then sold the data to advertisers, but the judge warned that the users don’t have a “guaranteed path to victory”…

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Docs Shed Light On Facebook Cambridge Analytica Timeline

Facebook Inc. and the D.C. attorney general’s office on Friday released documents that show the social media giant’s employees were raising concerns about “sketchy” Cambridge Analytica months before Facebook has said it found out about the political consulting firm’s data-harvesting scandal…

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Capital One Hit With Slew Of Suits After Massive Breach

Capital One Financial Corp. was hit on Tuesday with a bevy of proposed class actions after it revealed it had been the target of a data heist in which 106 million people had their personal information stolen by a hacker who is now facing federal criminal charges…

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First American Hit With First Suit Over Data Breach

First American Title Insurance Co. was hit on Monday with the first of what is expected to be a growing number of lawsuits over a security flaw revealed last week that had exposed an estimated 885 million mortgage records containing sensitive information about home buyers and sellers…

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Calif. AG, Senator Float Fixes To State Consumer Privacy Law

California Attorney General Xavier Becerra and state Sen. Hannah-Beth Jackson announced a bill Monday that they said would make several fixes to the California Consumer Privacy Act, the latest move to modify the landmark law passed in 2018…

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