Burrell says it ‘improperly secured’ data of 67,000 patients

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A News-Leader file photo of a Burrell Behavioral Health facility. (Photo: News-Leader file photo)

Late Friday, Burrell Behavioral Health announced that a “business associate” with a third-party vendor had “improperly secured” medical records for up to 67,493 patients in a way that could have “potentially permitted access to unauthorized individuals.”

Burrell spokesman Matt Lemmon would not name the third-party vendor.

Burrell discovered the possible breach Jan. 30, Lemmon said, and Burrell’s disclosure of the incident nearly two months later was within a HIPAA guideline that such incidents must be disclosed within 60 days. Lemmon said Burrell had taken time […] Read more

Equifax and FICO Announce Strategic Partnership

Equifax, the Atlanta, Georgia-headquartered global data, analytics, and technology company has announced a strategic partnership with FICO, a California based predictive analytics and data science company.

Through this partnership, FICO and Equifax are introducing the Data Decisions Cloud, an end-to-end data and analytics suite that addresses key needs across risk, marketing, and fraud to enable financial institutions to meet the needs of consumers faster and more precisely.

The platform integrates the Equifax Ignite platform differentiated data and analytic management with FICO’s cloud applications and the FICO Decision Management Suite (DMS), a digital decisioning platform.

The companies said […] Read more

Literal Swamp Creatures Showed Up to a Hearing for Trump’s Latest Cabinet Pick

Trump’s Interior Secretary nominee David Bernhardt had some, uh, surprise guests during his confirmation hearing on Thursday: a couple of honest-to-god Swamp Creatures.

That doesn’t mean Shape of Water star Doug Jones is taking an interest in beltway politics or whatever. The pair of mutant sea beings were actually Greenpeace activists, there to protest Trump’s pick, the Hill reports—and the photos are, as one would expect, a goddamn masterpiece.

This is somehow an even better (or at least considerably weirder) troll than when the Monopoly Man showed up at the Equifax hearing. Please, behold:

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Conference of State Bank Supervisors urges data breach oversight

The Conference of State Bank Supervisors (CSBS) maintains is encouraging Congressional oversight with regard to data breaches and protection measures.

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CSBS officials said Congress has an important role to perform in ensuring consumer data is protected in financial transactions.

“We are pleased that Chairmen Cummings and Krishnamoorthi are holding congressional hearings on data breach protections and demonstrating their leadership in forcing action to protect consumers,” John Ryan, CSBS president and CEO, said. “State regulators already have taken up this challenge and look forward to supporting the chairmen and other Members of Congress in ensuring a safe and sound financial system for […] Read more

Equifax Stock Investors Are Still Paying For 2017 Data Breach

The last year has seen Facebook (NASDAQ:FB) and Alphabet’s (NASDAQ:GOOGL) Google come under fire for various transgressions involving sale of private information to businesses. But that cottage industry got its start more than 100 years ago, pioneered by predecessor companies of Equifax (NYSE:EFX).

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If you’re scared of Facebook and Google sharing your search history with advertisers, you’re looking in the wrong direction. Equifax is much more dangerous, it remains less secure, and it’s not as good an investment. Over the past 12 months, EFX stock has lost about 1% while the S&P 500 index gained 6.23%.

Equifax was founded in 1899 to […] Read more

Peel Hunt Restated “Reduce” Rating For Hiscox Ltd (LON:HSX); Kentucky Retirement Systems Trimmed Its Equifax (EFX) Position

In an analyst report sent to clients and investors on Friday morning, Peel Hunt maintained their “Reduce” rating on Hiscox Ltd (LON:HSX)‘s stock.

Kentucky Retirement Systems decreased Equifax Inc (EFX) stake by 47.8% reported in 2018Q4 SEC filing. Kentucky Retirement Systems sold 4,802 shares as Equifax Inc (EFX)’s stock rose 4.22%. The Kentucky Retirement Systems holds 5,245 shares with $488,000 value, down from 10,047 last quarter. Equifax Inc now has $14.17B valuation. The stock increased 1.62% or $1.86 during the last trading session, reaching $116.78. About 1.07 million shares traded. Equifax Inc. (NYSE:EFX) has declined 1.15% since March 29, 2018 and […] Read more

Global Data Broker Market Key Player 2019 – Acxiom, Experian, Equifax, CoreLogic, TransUnion, Oracle, Lifelock – The Concepts News

Market Research investigators estimate the most recent provides details regarding “Data Broker Market“, is extensive research dependent on Data Broker Market, which assesses the raised structure of the present market all around the world. Orchestrated by the sufficient orderly structure, for example, SWOT examination, the Data Broker Market report shows a complete assessment of the critical players of the market. The assessments for CAGR (Compound Annual Growth Rate) are determined by the Data Broker Market report as far as a degree for the particular time length. This will correspondingly assist the client with perception and settle on the right decision relies upon a […] Read more

TD demands funding for home loan scheme in Waterford

Fianna Fáil TD for Waterford Mary Butler has called on the Housing Minister to immediately allocate funding to Waterford City and County Council for the Rebuilding Ireland home loan scheme.

Earlier this month it was reported that the scheme has run out of funding, however, the Minister has failed to clarify the situation in Waterford, where a number of loans have been approved but the funding has not been made available.

Deputy Butler said, “People in Waterford are being penalised and are at risk of losing out on homes because the government has failed to get its act together and ensure that […] Read more

The New York Double Jeopardy Loophole

Barry Kamins

The law of double jeopardy in New York is complex. It emanates from three separate sources: the federal and state constitutions and the Criminal Procedure Law. The decisional law on this subject is difficult to navigate and, as Justice William Rehnquist once noted, “while the Clause itself simply states that no person shall be ‘subject for the same offense to be twice put in jeopardy of life or limb’, the decisional law in the area is a veritable Sargasso Sea which could not fail to challenge the most intrepid […] Read more

The Day – NAR: More people think it’s a good time to buy a home

An increasing number of people said they think it’s a good time to purchase a home, according to the latest Housing Opportunities and Market Experience survey from the National Association of Realtors. At the same time, a declining number of respondents had a positive outlook on the market for sellers.

In the HOME survey for the first quarter of 2019, 65 percent felt moderately or strongly that it was a good time to buy a home. This was up from 63 percent in the previous quarter, though it was down 3 percentage points on an annual basis.

The two oldest age groups […] Read more