FTC Notifies BetterHelp Customers About Refund Eligibility

The company agreed to a settlement regarding the use and sharing of consumers’ health information. The Federal Trade Commissioner (FTC) announced that around 800,000 people will be receiving…

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DHS Launches National Campaign Against Online Child Exploitation

The initiative unites public and private sectors to educate, empower, and support communities against rising threats. The Department of Homeland Security (DHS) introduced Know2Protect, a nationwide campaign bringing…

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House Passes FISA Renewal

House Speaker pledges to bring a separate measure to the floor that would block the U.S. from purchasing Americans’ information. The House of Representatives passed a bill to…

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State Department Offers Reward for BlackCat Hacker Information

Change Healthcare is still recovering from the ransomware attack in February. The Department of State recently announced a $10 million reward for information about the Blackcat ransomware group. …

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FTC Rejects Parental Consent Mechanism Amid COPPA Rule Compliance Effort

Facial age estimation technology proposal rejected as age verification methods are considered. The Federal Trade Commission (FTC) has rejected, without prejudice, an application by the Entertainment Software Rating…

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Joint VA/DOD Site Launches Health Record System

It is the final Defense Department medical site to begin using the new system. The Joint Departments of Veterans Affairs and Defense medical site in North Chicago has…

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FCC Enhances Partnership with UK on Robocalls and Privacy

The partnership’s focus addresses risks from cyber criminals. The Federal Communications Commission (FCC) and the United Kingdom’s Information Commissioner’s Office (ICO) have formally partnered to safeguard consumer privacy…

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Treasury Department Sanctions Greek Spyware Vendor

The department states that the Intellexa Consortium was used against U.S. public officials. This week, the Department of the Treasury imposed seven sanctions against the Greek-based spyware vendor…

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Commerce Secretary Proposes Cyber Regulations for Chinese Car Systems

Digital vehicle technology has the potential for data capture and espionage. The Department of Commerce announced the public comment period for opinions and information about digital car systems…

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FTC Announces Settlement Requirements in Data Breach

The South Carolina-based company must delete unnecessary data and increase security measures. The Federal Trade Commission has reached a settlement with Blackbaud, Inc., over charges that inadequate security…

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