Schools In EU Could Face Heavy Fines For Data Breaches.

Beginning in May 2018, schools in EU member countries (including the UK despite Brexit) must comply with the new General Data Protection Regulation (GDPR). Not doing so would mean they could be subject up to 4% of their turnover, a figure that created quite the buzz when it was announced for businesses earlier this year […] read more

Laptop Encryption: Chesapeake Public Schools Laptop Theft Affects Over 10,000 Employees.

According to a couple of sources, Chesapeake Public Schools in Virginia is notifying employees about a potential data breach. Per their announcement, nearly 11,000 people could be affected by the theft of a laptop computer. It appears that laptop encryption software was not used to protect the contents. Password protection, however, was used. Assuming that […] read more

Data Breach Costs: Maricopa County Community College District Ups Its Breach-Related Costs Again.

Maricopa County Community College District (MCCCD) is making the news again… for the same data breach (yet again).  The site is reporting that MCCCD’s costs related to last year’s data breach has gone up yet once more, by another $2.3 million.  The college district has spent nearly $20 million since the data breach was […] read more

Kentucky Data Breach Law Signed.

The number of US states that haven’t signed a data protection law has dropped to three.  According to, the state of Kentucky is the latest state to sign a bill that is aimed at protecting personal data of Kentuckians.  Like many similar state laws, the use of data encryption provides safe harbor from reporting […] read more

Cost of a Data Breach: MCCCD Data Breach Could Cost Up To $17.1 Million.

The Maricopa County Community College District (MCCCD) data breach has, in some respects, been one of the more controversial data breaches of 2013.  The district didn’t notify people affected by the breach until seven months after they found out about the intrusion.  Furthermore, they only found out about it when the FBI had contacted them. […] read more