Consumer Alert

(Updated) Urgent for California Parents: Detailed student SSNs, medical information to be released by a court

Update for March 3, 2016: This week a judge has ordered that the approximately 10 million records of California students held by the California Department of Education will not be turned entirely over to a group of community nonprofits in the Morgan Hill case. Instead, the judge ordered that several smaller databases will be turned over

Consumer Tips: How one single school opt out can greatly improve your kids’ privacy

Q: Why is my kid’s email and home address being sold on a marketing list? I didn’t give permission for this information to be released! How did this happen?  This kind of sharing could happen unless you proactively opt out of allowing schools to share the information they keep on your kids such as their

Consumer Alert — Home Depot data breach info: how to sign up for free credit monitoring

If you have purchased items with a credit or debit card at the Home Depot from April 2014 onward, your credit and debit cards have been subject to a security breach. Home Depot is offering one year of free credit monitoring through All Clear ID Pro. Because there is already known fraud stemming from this breach, WPF encourages breach victims to sign up for the free credit monitoring. Here’s how to sign up ….

Consumer Alert: Significant medical data breach impacts 4.5 million patients

Community Health System suffers sophisticated attack from hackers Community Health Systems announced a serious data breach impacting 4.5 million patients across the US, spanning 28 states and covering information gathered over the past five years. The company announced the breach in its SEC filings, and described the breach as originating from China, and as an “Advanced