This Oregon city has a COVID-19 hotline for residents to report people not wearing masks

This Oregon city has a COVID-19 hotline for residents to report people not wearing masks

With a greater focus on enforcing mask wearing on the horizon, the city of Bend has a hotline residents can call about businesses not adhering to the statewide mask mandate.The number is 541-323-7155.Numbers of cases and hospitalizations are surging statewide, and Gov. Kate Brown instituted a freeze that starts Wednesday.

ICO fines Marriott International Inc £18.4million for failing to keep customers’ personal data secure

ICO fines Marriott International Inc £18.4million for failing to keep customers’ personal data secure

The ICO’s investigation found that there were failures by Marriott to put appropriate technical or organisational measures in place to protect the personal data being processed on its systems, as required by the General Data Protection Regulation (GDPR).

Top torrent website, YTS is sharing user emails and IP addresses with anti-piracy law firm

Top torrent website, YTS is sharing user emails and IP addresses with anti-piracy law firm

World’s second-most popular torrent website after The Pirate Bay, the YTS which operates with different domains like and is collaborating with the anti-piracy law firm Culpepper IP LLC based in Hawaii led by a lawyer named Kerry Culpepper.

South Korea Fines TikTok 186 Million For Selling Children’s Data

South Korea Fines TikTok 186 Million For Selling Children’s Data

Amid growing concerns about user privacy, the Korea Communications Commission has imposed a fine of 186 million won or 18.5 million Nepali rupees on the video-sharing app Tiktok, which makes three percent of their annual income.

German Real Estate Company Issued with €14.5 Million GDPR Fine for Unlawful Data Retention

German Real Estate Company Issued with €14.5 Million GDPR Fine for Unlawful Data Retention

A German real estate company, Deutsche Wohnen SE, has been issued with a €14.5 million GDPR penalty by the Berlin Data Protection Authority for the unlawful retention of the personal data of tenants.

Dental Practice Gets $10,000 HIPAA Penalty for PHI Disclosures on Social Media

Dental Practice Gets $10,000 HIPAA Penalty for PHI Disclosures on Social Media

A dental practice has been fined $10,000 by the HHS’ Office for Civil Rights for violating Health Insurance Portability and Accountability Act (HIPAA) Rules by disclosing patients’ protected health information (PHI) on Yelp when responding to patient reviews.

It’s Very Easy to Get Your Hands on Cell Phone Location Data

It’s Very Easy to Get Your Hands on Cell Phone Location Data

Photo-Illustration: Konstantin Sergeyev/Intelligencer; Photo: Alberto Cabanillas/Getty Images/EyeEm. If recent privacy scandals have taught us anything, it’s that industries reliant on monetizing user data have little or no enforcement procedures in place for preventing the abuse of that data.The most recent example of this comes from a large report from Motherboard concerning how telecom companies resell user location data.

Facebook settles with FTC: $5 billion and new privacy guarantees

Facebook settles with FTC: $5 billion and new privacy guarantees

Facebook assessed $5 billion penalty, subjected to sweeping new restrictions on user privacy decisions to settle FTC charges the company violated a 2012 FTC order by deceiving users about their ability to control privacy of their personal info.

F.T.C. Approves Facebook Fine of About $5 Billion

F.T.C. Approves Facebook Fine of About $5 Billion

The Federal Trade Commission voted this week to fine Facebook about $5 billion for mishandling users’ personal information, according to two people briefed on the vote, in what would be a landmark settlement that signals a newly aggressive stance by regulators toward the country’s most powerful technology companies.

Facebook Faces a Big Penalty, but Regulators Are Split Over How Big

Facebook Faces a Big Penalty, but Regulators Are Split Over How Big

Along with disagreement about the appropriate financial penalty, one of the most contentious undercurrents throughout the negotiations has been the degree to which Mark Zuckerberg, Facebook’s chief executive, should be held personally liable for any violation of a 2011 agreement, according to two of the people.

Facebook Expects to Be Fined Up to $5 Billion by F.T.C. Over Privacy Issues

Facebook Expects to Be Fined Up to $5 Billion by F.T.C. Over Privacy Issues

SAN FRANCISCO — Facebook said on Wednesday that it expected to be fined up to $5 billion by the Federal Trade Commission for privacy violations, in what would be a record penalty by the agency against a technology company.

Verizon Dinged Again For Privacy Violations, This Time For Slinging Personalized Ads To Kids

Verizon Dinged Again For Privacy Violations, This Time For Slinging Personalized Ads To Kids

According to an announcement by acting New York Attorney General Barbara Underwood, Verizon's Oath operations (the mash up of its Yahoo and AOL acquisitions) routinely auctioned off ad space and placed ads on websites the company knew targeted kids -- without parental consent.

Uber fined £385,000 for data breach affecting millions of passengers

Uber fined £385,000 for data breach affecting millions of passengers

Uber’s European operation has been fined £385,000 for a data breach that affected almost 3 million British users, the Information Commissioner’s Office has announced.