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Top News: Kaseya ransomware attack, NYC’s biometric law goes into effect, and more

Google faces antitrust lawsuit over Play Store fees

A group of attorneys general has filed an antitrust lawsuit against Google alleging the company abuses the control of its mobile app store. The suit challenges the company’s policy that requires Google Play app developers to pay a 30% commission fee on sales made through the app. Read the full story here.

Breach at Mississippi health center leaked PHI

Mississippi’s Coastal Family Health Center (CFHC) fell victim to a cyber-attack that exposed the PHI of 62,000 patients. A news release confirmed that the potentially affected information included names, addresses, social security numbers, medical insurance information, and health and treatment information.

Kaseya hit by major ransomware attack

IT firm Kaseya was hit by a major ransomware attack that impacted 800 to 1,500 businesses worldwide. The attack targeted the company’s VSA and the multiple managed service providers (MSPs) that employ the VSA software. Learn more about it here.

Didi suspended by Cyberspace Administration of China

Chinese ride-hailing service Didi was suspended after its app was found to be illegally collecting users’ personal data. The Cyberspace Administration of China (CAC) asked Didi to stop accepting new user registrations, citing China's Cybersecurity Law. Read the full story here.

NYC’s biometric law goes into effect

New York City’s biometric data protection law went into force on July 9, 2021. The law will provide greater protections to New Yorkers over the collection and use of their biometric data. It will put new restrictions on how businesses can use the biometric data they collect from their customers. Read more about it here.


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