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Security Firm Finds Flaws in Indian Online Insurance Broker

NEW DELHI (AP) — Last month, a small cybersecurity firm told a major Indian online insurance brokerage it had found critical vulnerabilities in the company’s internet-facing network that could expose sensitive personal and financial data from at least 11 million …

Litigation Funders Are Betting on a Rise in UK Class Actions

Financiers are helping to fuel a rise in US-style class-action lawsuits in the UK courts, lured by the promise of big payouts. The British litigation finance industry — which pays legal fees upfront and shares in any eventual payout — …

Tech Giants Brace for Legal Mess of Abortion Data Subpoenas

Technology giants including Apple Inc., Microsoft Corp. and Google, facing questions about whether they’d hand over users’ personal data to authorities pursuing evidence on abortion seekers, are bracing for the multi-state legal quagmire that will govern privacy in a post-Roe …

DC Sues Zuckerberg Over Cambridge Analytica Privacy Breach

WASHINGTON (AP) — The District of Columbia on Monday sued Meta chief Mark Zuckerberg, seeking to hold him personally liable for the Cambridge Analytica scandal, a privacy breach of millions of Facebook users’ personal data that became a major corporate …

Google ‘Private Browsing’ Mode not Really Private, Texas Lawsuit Says

WASHINGTON, —The Google search engine collects data on users who think they can be anonymous if they use a “private browsing” mode, Texas Attorney General Ken Paxton claimed on Thursday, filing an amended privacy lawsuit against the Alphabet IncGOOGL.O unit. …

Zoom Reaches $85M Settlement Over User Privacy, ‘Zoombombing’

Zoom Video Communications Inc. agreed to pay $85 million and bolster its security practices to settle a lawsuit claiming it violated users’ privacy rights by sharing personal data with Facebook, Google and LinkedIn, and letting hackers disrupt Zoom meetings in …

Finland Shocked by Therapy Center Hacking, Client Blackmail

HELSINKI — Finland’s interior minister summoned key Cabinet members into an emergency meeting Sunday after hundreds _ and possibly thousands _ of patient records at a private Finnish psychotherapy center were accessed by a hacker or hackers now demanding ransoms. …

Cyber Attack on Easyjet Gets Details of 9 Million Customers

LONDON — A cyber attack on British airline easyJet accessed the email and travel details of around nine million customers, as well as the credit card details of more than 2,000 of them, it said on Tuesday. The news of …

Even When Deleted, Online Information Isn’t Gone

The Ashley Madison hack is a big reminder to all Web users: If you submit private data online, chances are it will never fully be deleted. The hackers, who stole the data about a month ago and then posted it …

Advanced Technology Creates New Data Breach Risks

The Privacy Rights Clearinghouse indicates that more than 613 million records have been breached since 2005. The variety of ways information can be accessed has increased the number of ways information breaches can occur, according to panelists speaking at the …