Federal Judge Dismisses Mint Mobile Data Breach Suit

Betty Q. Hixson

California federal Judge William Alsup dismissed various claims against Mint Mobile LLC based on a data breach that exposed personal information of Mint customers. Plaintiff Daniel Fraser alleged that Mint, a mobile virtual network operator using the T-Mobile network infrastructure, was hit with a data breach in June 2021. According to Fraser, […]

US immigration agency explores data loophole to obtain information on deportation targets | US immigration

Betty Q. Hixson

Over the last decade, a growing number of American cities and states have restricted the information local law enforcement departments can exchange with immigration authorities. But new documents reveal that US Immigration and Customs Enforcement (Ice) has tapped a network of private technology companies to skirt such sanctuary policies, facilitating […]

Number of Compromised Victims “Excessively High” and Lack of Transparency Hampers Identity Theft Protection, Says ITRC 2021 Data Breach Report

Betty Q. Hixson

The Identity Theft Resource Center (ITRC) published its annual data breach report indicating that the number of data compromises increased by 68% in 2021 compared to 2020. The report recorded 1,862 data compromises were recorded in 2021, compared to 1,108 in 2020. The number of data compromises also surpassed the […]

India Data Privacy and Protection

Betty Q. Hixson

Saturday, January 8, 2022 2021 was a blink-and-you-will-miss conveyor belt of activities on privacy and data protection in India. With the din of the absence of a comprehensive data protection law in India louder than ever, there was no lack of activity on the legislative and executive side. The Indian […]