The deadline to comply with Massachusetts' new data security regulations -- considered among the strictest in the nation -- has been extended three months, until March 1, 2010, the state announced last week. The provisions also were updated to reflect a risk-based approach for developing a written information security policy, a move meant to assuage small businesses that have expressed concern over meeting the demands. The new language dictates that in implementing safeguards, organizations should take into account their size, the types of records they maintain and the ID theft threat they pose. — DK
BBC reports that nearly 90 organizations have notified the UK's Information Commissioners Office regarding data breaches concerning major business outsourcing firm Capita, which was impacted by a cyberattack in March and was later found to have a long-exposed data server.
Eyecare giant Luxottica, which owns Ray-Ban and Oakley, as well as operates U.S. vision insurance firm EyeMed Vision Care, has disclosed being impacted by a third-party data breach in 2021 impacting 70 million customers following the leak of a stolen database on various hacking forums from April 30 to May 12, BleepingComputer reports.