Lawsuit Accuses Google of Exposing COVID-19 Related Data

April 2021

Google is facing a lawsuit alleging that it exposed COVID-19 related data in violation of privacy laws. The lawsuit claims that the tech giant mishandled sensitive health information, potentially compromising the privacy of individuals. It is alleged that Google's COVID-19 contact tracing app revealed users' data to third-party advertisers. The lawsuit seeks damages for violations of privacy rights and calls for greater accountability from Google in safeguarding user information. This case underscores the importance of robust data protection measures, especially when handling sensitive health data. It serves as a reminder for companies to prioritize user privacy and maintain the trust placed in them.

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Health Share of Oregon Discloses Data Breach and Member PII Theft

February 2020

Health Share of Oregon has revealed a data breach in which member personally identifiable information (PII) was stolen. The organization, which manages the state's Medicaid program, reported the incident and notified affected members promptly. The stolen data includes names, addresses, birth dates, and Medicaid ID numbers. Health Share has initiated an investigation, engaged external cybersecurity experts, and is implementing additional security measures to prevent similar incidents in the future. The breach serves as a reminder of the persistent threat to sensitive healthcare data and highlights the importance of robust security measures to protect individuals' personal information.

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