Dec 192014
 

Inforrm reports: A Statement in Open Court [pdf] was read in today in the High Court before Mr Justice Dingemans in the privacy case of Jean Bernard Fernandez-Versini v. Bauer Consumer Media Limited. Heat magazine apologised and agreed to pay damages and costs. The judge was told that Jean Bernard Fernandez-Versini, the husband of the X-Factor judge […]

Dec 152014
 

Canadian Press reports: Alberta’s privacy commissioner is investigating a government department for leaking a politician’s cellphone bill. Commission spokesman Scott Sibbald said Monday that the bill belonged to former cabinet minister Thomas Lukaszuk. It was leaked to the Edmonton Sun in August and showed that Lukaszuk had rung up more than $20,000 in international data […]

Dec 152014
 

Terrence McCoy and Fred Barbash report: After days of silence, Sony Pictures Entertainment acknowledged a voluminous, embarrassing leak of internal e-mails and other materials on Sunday, warning numerous media outlets in a strongly worded letter against publishing or using the “stolen” corporate data exposed by unidentified hackers. Read more on Washington Post. So far, no […]

Dec 122014
 

By now, everyone’s heard about the massive Sony hack and data dumps with tons of their corporate and employee information. Many of you may also have read news articles quoting from dumped emails or containing titillating personal information. I’ve covered some aspects of the breach over on DataBreaches.net. But you haven’t read any of it […]

Dec 122014
 

Michael Rand reports: Former Twins pitcher Juan Berenguer has joined a growing contingent suing local entities — many of which are law-enforcement agencies — for what they say is a misuse of the state’s drivers license database. In a suit filed this week in U.S. District Court, it is alleged that “personnel from various entities […]