Washington State legislators passed a new Data Breach bill, HB 1071, that strengthens data breach notification laws. The new law now includes the expansion of the definition of personal information and also reduces the breach notification deadline.
The European Parliament voted in favor of a massive database to unify and track biometrics data of EU and non-EU citizens, as part of approved Interoperability Legislation.
A government report revealed that the Federal Emergency Management Agency (FEMA) did not safeguard disaster survivor’s personal data on up to 2.3 million people. FEMA shared the sensitive personally identifiable information (SPII) with a third party.
The National Institute of Standards and Technology (NIST) has released its Security Publication (SP) 1800-4, that includes security guidelines for mobile device security in cloud and hybrid environments.
French data protection watch dog and data privacy agency, CNIL, has imposed nearly a $57 million fine against Google for violating GDPR privacy rules. This is the first time GDPR-related penalties have been imposed against a large U.S. technology company since GDPR was first made into law last year.