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Medical group fined $140K for tossing patients’ health records into public dump

Posted  January 15, 2013 Medical diagnoses for cancer patients, names and Social Security numbers all went into the trash, unredacted and unshredded, probably in a very misguided effort to save a few bucks on proper record destruction. Read the full story on Naked Security.

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PPI SMS text spammers fined £440,000 by UK Information Commissioner

Posted November 29, 2012 The UK information commissioner has for the first time used its shut-the-hell-up powers to quash the annoyance that is spam text messaging, having fined two men nearly half a million pounds. More such investigations are in the works, the ICO promised. Read more.

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Minnesota woman fined $222,000 for 24 illegal song downloads

Posted September 13, 2012 It’s the latest twist in the first RIAA shakedown, and it could be the final say, unless the US Supreme Court agrees to pick it up. Meanwhile, the association has turned from its Dr. Evil pursuit of MILLIONS! Of dollars! and instead is hoping to solve the problem of downloading by […]

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Google staffs up ‘Red Team’ to protect the world from its privacy lapses

Posted August 24, 2012 Is the job listing for a Data Privacy Engineer proof that Google’s mending its privacy ways, or is the gesture as empty as the HTML form it used to slip past Safari’s no-tracking controls? For all the gory details, read the full story on Naked Security.

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