Feb 152019
 February 15, 2019  Posted by  Breaches, Healthcare, Non-U.S.

Ugh.DutchNews.nl reports: Students working for extra cash at Amsterdam’s OLVG hospital group have for years been given complete access to the medical records system, allowing them to read personal information about friends, family and famous people, the Volkskrant said on Friday. The leak was made public by a philosophy student [Read More…]

Feb 142019
 February 14, 2019  Posted by  Laws, Non-U.S.

Naomi Seddon and Merille Raagas of Littler write: As a proposed Privacy Bill works its way through the New Zealand Parliament, key changes aim to strengthen the protection of confidential and personal information. The Bill is intended to replace prior law on the topic, modernizing privacy regulations and partially adopting [Read More…]

Feb 142019
 February 14, 2019  Posted by  Breaches, Business

Alfred Ng writes: I’m dribbling a basketball in one hand, with a phone in the other, adjusting the tightness on a pair of Nike’s Bluetooth-connected, self-tying Adapt BB sneakers on my feet. The futuristic shoes, which go on sale for $350 on Feb. 17, alternate between boa constrictor-tight and comfy [Read More…]

Feb 142019
 February 14, 2019  Posted by  Business, Healthcare, Online, Surveillance, U.S.

Jacqueline Howard reports: A pair of public health experts has called for Facebook to be more transparent in the way it screens posts for suicide risk and to follow certain ethical guidelines, including informed consent among users. The social media giant details its suicide prevention efforts online and says it [Read More…]