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New Jersey lawmakers want copier hard drives wiped to prevent ID theft

The New Jersey legislature, for instance, this week passed a bill (A-1238) that says copy machines and scanners should have their hard drives erased or otherwise modified to make sure records stored digitally on them are no longer viewable after the owner gets rid of the machines.

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More on the South Shore Hospital Health Data Breach

As a result of the state’s review of the file loss, the hospital is forced to pay a $750,000 settlement. However, the true total is $475,000, which is the balance due based on the hospital’s pre-existing investment of $275,000 in technology, particularly data-handling upgrades.  The remaining balance will go to enforcement payments ($250,000) and a data-security education fund ($225,000).

via South Shore Hospital Health Data Breach | EHRintelligence.com.

Equifax Eyes Are Watching You–Big Data Means Big Brother

It maintains information about people who share the same phone number or address, “non-obvious” relationships between individuals, loans for dental work, magazine subscriptions, rental history, real estate assets, investment wealth, retail purchasing, the type of federal tax return someone files, marital status, employment, utility payments, cable TV accounts, criminal records, debt-to-income ratios, changes of address, motor vehicle files, post office boxes, inferences about someone’s capacity to pay bills, predictions about someone’s propensity to pay, links to past and potential fraud crimes–and more

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Level 3 PCI Compliance Increases Slightly, Even As Its Population Grows

The latest PCI compliance stats—out this week—show trivial changes from the prior report, with Level 2 and Level 3 retailers slightly increasing compliance. Level 2 went from 91 percent at the end of December 2011 to 92 percent as of March 31, 2012, and Level 3 also increased by 1 percent, from 58 percent to 59 percent. The largest chains, the Level 1s (processing more than 6 million Visa transactions annually), stayed exactly the same, at 98 percent.

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