GDPR Services report 10 Private Data breaches
– Week 29, 2019 –
This is a curated list about last week’s latest news from by our GDPR Services. Be informed about the latest 10 Private Data breaches, identified and reported publicly during Week 29, 2019.
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- According to Belgian news reports last week, Google has been secretly recording ambient conversations around its Google Home device, even without the wake words being used.
- Some of these recordings contain evidence of child abuse and domestic violence. Google agreed the conversations were genuine but were used to train its tools to better recognize numerous languages. They are reviewing how the data was leaked to the reporters and their various privacy safeguards. Google Home Silently Captures Recordings of Domestic Violence and More
- Sprint said hackers broke into an unknown number of customer accounts via the Samsung.com “add a line” website last month.
- They accessed PII including phone number, subscriber ID, device type, account number, billing address and other account info. They released this breach notification. Account passwords were reset. Sprint customer accounts breached by hackers
- LabCorp and Quest Diagnostic have already reported that patient information was exposed in that breach.
- Clinical Pathology Laboratories is the latest medical testing company to fall victim to a data security breach at billing service American Medical Collection Agency. CPL has discovered that 2.2 million patients’ may have had their names, addresses, phone numbers, birth dates and other personal information stolen. Clinical Pathology Laboratories says 2.2M patients exposed in AMCA breach
- Google faces a possible investigation by Irish data privacy regulators related to reports that contractors had been able to listen to audio of users of its digital assistant technology.
- The Irish Data Protection Commission received a breach notification from the company late Thursday, said Graham Doyle, the agency’s spokesman. Google reacted in a blog post on Thursday after reports by Belgian broadcaster VRT that contractors could listen to recordings made from people’s conversations with their Google Assistant. Google Data Breach Faces Review by Irish Privacy Watchdog
- The largest health insurance company in the Pacific Northwest says it will pay $10.4 million to 30 states to settle an investigation into a data breach that compromised information on more than 10 million people.
- The largest health insurance company in the Pacific Northwest says it will pay $10.4 million to 30 states to settle an investigation into a data breach that compromised information on more than 10 million people. Premera Blue Cross settles state data breach investigations for $10 million