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Dutch service providers must delete retained telecom data

A new data retention law is being planned by the Dutch government


Twitch hit by possible data breach, resets user passwords

Twitch is recommending users also change their passwords on other sites

Case that could overturn EU-US data exchange deal to be heard by top EU court

If the court decides to revoke the data exchange deal it could hurt U.S. tech companies

New malware program PoSeidon targets point-of-sale systems

The malware combines key logging and memory scraping functionality

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Premera data breach: 3 things healthcare enterprises could do

The issue of infrastructure and information security has now climbed to the very top of the CEO’s agenda in healthcare organizations. Here are three things that healthcare enterprises could do as they prepare to take on this challenge....

Proposed data breach notification bill criticized as too weak

The draft legislation would only apply to data linked to identity theft or financial fraud, not other customer information

UK government filing raises fears about misuse of hacking powers

UK intelligence agency GCHQ maintained in a submission that it operates within the law

Premera, Anthem data breaches linked by similar hacking tactics

Security analysts last year saw a fake domain spoofing Premera's name

Premera Blue Cross says data breach may affect 11 million customers

The information may have included bank account details and clinical information

State Dept. expects email back online later Monday

Unclassified Internet system was taken offline to improve security

EU Parliamentarians visit U.S. to talk data protection, mass surveillance

Discussions will cover major privacy and data protection issues

State Dept. to shut down email system to clean out malware

The agency has been battling email hackers since late last year

EU ministers OK new cross-border data protection plan, sparking criticism

The proposed new data protection mechanism will lead to unnecessary administrative burdens, companies said

Senate panel secretly approves cyberthreat sharing bill

One senator called the legislation a 'surveillance bill by another name'

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Some email truths for Hillary Clinton

One thing she should know is that armed guards aren’t really equipped to stop a data breach.

New ransomware program targets gamers

The program encrypts game saves, mods, maps and other user-generated content for a large number of popular games

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3 reasons to be wary of the Internet of Things

IT and security experts discuss why companies and consumers alike should be careful about deploying ‘smart’ appliances and devices that connect to the Internet and offer steps to protect against security and privacy threats.

Snowden docs show CIA's attempts to defeat Apple device security

A secret CIA-sponsored conference reportedly hosted talks on stealing encryption keys from Apple devices and infecting them with malware

Police arrest man in UK over US Defense Department network intrusion

The intrusion resulted in the contact information of 800 DoD employees being stolen from a satellite communications system

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