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TD BANK ANNOUNCES DATA BREACH

 TD Bank recently began notifying approximately 260,000 customers in numerous states from Maine to Florida that their personal information had been lost.  A TD Bank spokesman confirmed to the Associated Press that unencrypted back-up data tapes were misplaced in transport earlier this year.  The tapes contained personal information that included account information and social security … Continue reading

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Vermont Adds New Wrinkles to Data Breach Notification Law

Vermont has made some interesting amendments [.pdf at Sec. 4, p. 9] to its Security Breach Notice Act.  The changes, trumpeted in a recent press release as part of various consumer protection measures, were signed into law on May 8, 2012 to be effective immediately. The most significant aspects of the revisions are: Consumer notification of a breach must be … Continue reading

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If the Shoe Fits . . . File a Class Action? Zappos Data Breach Leads to Quick Lawsuit.

Less than 24 hours after the Zappos data breach was announced, a class action lawsuit was filed against Amazon.com (Zappos is owned by Amazon).  The Complaint [pdf] purports to be asserted on behalf of a putative class of 24 million customers whose information was exposed in the Zappos hacking incident. While 24 million individuals, not to mention the name recognition and … Continue reading

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Canadian Bill Seeks Mandatory Data Breach Notification

Mandatory data breach notification may soon become federal law in Canada.  The Canadian Parliament is currently reviewing Bill C-12, a proposed update to Canada’s existing privacy law, the Personal Information Protection and Electronic Documents Act (PIPEDA).  PIPEDA currently does not contain any breach notification provisions. The proposed update would require entities to notify both affected … Continue reading

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European Union Directives Will Require Mandatory Data Breach Notification

Proposed revisions to the European Union’s Data Protection Directive have been a hot topic in recent months.  A “Directive”, for those unfamiliar, is a legislative act of the European Union which requires all EU member states to implement laws to achieve a particular result.  As enacted, the Data Protection Directive lacks mandatory data breach notification … Continue reading

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