Breach exposed data of half-million Chicago students, staff

May 23, 2022 | ABC News

The personal information of more than half a million Chicago Public Schools students and staff was compromised in a ransomware attack last December, but the vendor didn’t report it to the district until last month, officials said.

Media giant Nikkei Suffers Ransomware Attack

May 23, 2022 | Information Security Buzz

Media giant Nikkei’s Asian unit has been hit by a ransomware attack. While the extent of the attack and whether or not customer data was leaked is still unknown, Nikkei has been forced to shut down affected servers as they investigate further. This attack follows a 2019 incident where Nikkei lost $29 million in a single wire transfer due to a business email compromise scam.

UK fines Clearview just under $10M for privacy breaches

May 23, 2022 | TechCrunch

The UK’s data protection watchdog has confirmed a penalty for the controversial facial recognition company, Clearview AI — announcing a fine of just over £7.5 million today for a string of breaches of local privacy laws.

Virginia Finalizes CDPA Text With the Addition of Three Amendment Bills

May 20, 2022 | National Law Review

The Connecticut governor has formally signed and passed An Act Concerning Personal Data Privacy and Online Monitoring (CPDA), making this law the fifth US state consumer privacy law. The CPDA goes into effect on July 1, 2023, and exempts nonprofits, qualifying covered entities, and business associates subject to the Health Insurance Portability and Accountability Act, and data in an employment or commercial B2B context.

DeKalb student newspaper exposes data leak in district’s online network

May 19, 2022 | The Atlanta Journal-Constitution

Thousands of files of student data — including Social Security numbers, medical records and academic transcripts — were exposed to all students and employees in the DeKalb County School District’s network, according to a high school student newspaper.

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