On December 6, 2017, health care provider 21st Century Oncology agreed to pay 2.3 million dollars to settle charges by the Department of Health and Human Services’ Office for Civil Rights that its security practices led to a data breach involving patient information.
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On May 23, 2014, the Federal Trade Commission announced that the FTC’s Bureau of Consumer Protection sent a letter to the court overseeing an education technology company’s bankruptcy proceedings, to warn that the proposed sale of the company’s assets (which includes personal information collected from students) raises privacy concerns.
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On February 20, 2013, the UK Court of Appeal overturned a lower court decision that awarded damages to an individual who claimed inaccurate data in his credit record prevented him from obtaining financing for a business venture. The Court found Equifax acted reasonably with respect to correcting records for which there was no centralized update system.
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On September 6, 2011, a bankruptcy court approved an agreement between bankrupt bookseller Borders and its service provider Next Jump regarding alleged trademark infringement and unauthorized use of Borders’ customer information. Next Jump stipulated that it will not communicate with persons on Borders’ customer list, and that it would remove the Borders name and marks from websites that Next Jump owns or operates.

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