The Bureau of Justice Statistics (BJS) said approximately 16.6 million Americans were victims of identity theft in 2012, The Associated Press reported.
Health care provider Kaiser Permanente notified about 49,000 patients that their personal information may have been compromised after a flash drive went missing, according to The Associated Press.
A scam that aims to infect devices with malware is targeting consumers who may be interested in Obamacare, Infosecurity Magazine reported.
Attendees at two major conventions held in the fall in Boston have experienced fraudulent credit card purchases after a data breach, The Associated Press reported.
Local law enforcement agencies have been using an emerging surveillance technique akin to those used by the National Security Agency to collect mobile data, SC Magazine reported.
Houston Methodist Hospital reported a data breach may have compromised the information of more than 1,300 patients, including those who were in line to receive organ transplants, Health IT Security reported.
With utilization of big data growing for marketing purposes, the Stanford Law Review said protection of personal identifiable information (PII) continues to be a significant issue for IT security professionals, according to IT World Canada.
A group of technology companies headed by Google and Microsoft called for more limits on government surveillance in a letter to U.S. leaders, The New York Times reported.
Eight members of an identity theft ring were accused of targeting TD Bank customers and stealing $155,000, The Star-Ledger reported.
As federal government requests for user information from Internet service companies rise, the tech community is coming together to advocate for increased data privacy protection, according to Information Week.