At hearing on federal data-privacy law, debate flares over state rules - CNET

Global hotel chain Marriott has now started allowing people to check if they were a victim of the massive Starwood hack. The company has put up a service which lets guests look up individual passport numbers to see if they were included in the set of unencrypted passport numbers that were leaked last year. It was confirmed by the hotel chain last month that a data breach last year had resulted in more than five million unencrypted passport numbers being leaked. Data on “fewer than 383 million unique guests” was leaked in the breach, according to Marriott, which included details such as dates of birth, names, postal addresses, genders, email addresses, and reservation information.It was also revealed later on that over 20 million encrypted passport numbers were stolen as well in addition to 8.6 million unique payment card numbers. Marriott added that only 354,000 cards were active and unexpired when the breach occurred in September. The checker that Marriott has put up is hosted by a securi

At hearing on federal data-privacy law, debate flares over state rules - CNET

At a hearing before a US House of Representatives committee, witnesses lock horns over whether state regulations help or hinder data protection for consumers.

Tue 26 Feb 19 from CNET Cutting Edge

California introduces proposal to expand data breach notification law

California is introducing new legislation that expands on current data breach notification requirements. State Attorney General Xavier Becerra announced the proposed bill on Thursday.

Fri 22 Feb 19 from Techspot

California bill aims to strengthen data breach notification law

California might have more comprehensive data breach notification rules if a new bill becomes law. The golden state's Attorney General, Xavier Becerra, and Assemblymember Marc ...

Fri 22 Feb 19 from Engadget

California bill would require companies to let you know if your passport number is stolen - CNET

The bill was inspired by the hack of a Marriott-owned system that exposed information about travel documents.

Thu 21 Feb 19 from CNET Cutting Edge

California to close data breach notification loopholes under new law

California, which has some of the strongest data breach notification laws in the U.S., thinks it can do even better. The golden state’s attorney general Xavier Becerra announced a new ...

Thu 21 Feb 19 from TechCrunch

Marriott Lets Users Check If They Were Affected By Starwood Hack

Global hotel chain Marriott has now started allowing people to check if they were a victim of the massive Starwood hack. The company has put up a service which lets guests look up individual ...

Sun 17 Feb 19 from Ubergizmo

Marriott now lets you check if you’re a victim of the Starwood hack

Hotel chain giant Marriott will now let you check if you’re a victim of the Starwood hack. The company confirmed to TechCrunch that it has put in place “a mechanism to enable guests ...

Fri 15 Feb 19 from TechCrunch

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