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May 12, 2014: Columbia University and the New York and Presbyterian Hospital paid $4.8 million to settle charges of leaking 6,800 records online.

 

May 12, 2014: "Hiring a document destruction company can protect your business from identity theft."

 

May 12, 2014: A federal judge dismissed most of a class action suited against three companies for a large data breach.

 

May 13, 2014: An Albany woman adds stealing identities of the deceased to her list of fraud and theft charges.

 

May 13, 2014: A European court ruling bolsters the right to be forgotten online.

 

May 13, 2014: The average cost of a data breach increased by 15%. The causes are malicious attacks (42%), negligent employees or contractors (30%), and system glitches (29%).

 

May 14, 2014: According to a recent study, 46% of organizations a lack program for getting rid of electronic devices properly.

 

May 14, 2014: An Oregon woman is sentence to three and a half years in prison for mail fraud and identity theft.

 

May 15, 2014: A Norfolk man is sentenced to 78 months in jail after stealing lease applications and personal info.

 

May 15, 2014: Retail stores are joining forces to share data breach information.