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Arizona community college faces class action over data breach

Published April 21, 2014 CST

A proposed class action lawsuit is targeting a community college district in Tempe, Ariz., that allegedly violated several state and federal data protection laws.

Cyber risks lurk far beyond organizations' own walls: Report

Published April 16, 2014 CST

WASHINGTON — Current cyber risk management does not give much consideration to “digital distant perfection” — the aggregation of cyber risks that can lie far beyond an organization's own four walls.

Managing general agencies remain strong source of direct premiums: Study

Published April 22, 2014 CST

Insurers and managing general agencies are working together to created a more stable business model and a long-term favorable outlook for growth, says a study on MGAs released Tuesday.

Retailer Michaels Stores confirms payment card data breach

Published April 18, 2014 CST

(Reuters) — Michaels Stores Inc. confirmed that there was a security breach at certain systems that process payment cards at its U.S. stores and that of its unit, Aaron Brothers.

Plant manager's age bias lawsuit reinstated by appeals court

Published April 18, 2014 CST

A 62-year-old man who was terminated from his position as a printing plant facilities manager has provided sufficient evidence to establish he may have been unlawfully replaced by a younger employee, despite the company's claims to the contrary, says an appeals court, in reversing a lower court ruling and reinstating an age discrimination lawsuit.

SEC's information technology at risk of hacking: Report

Published April 18, 2014 CST

(Reuters) — The SEC has failed to protect its data network against possible breaches, to encrypt highly sensitive information, or to use strong enough passwords.

Lululemon yoga pants lawsuits in U.S. win final dismissals

Published April 18, 2014 CST

(Reuters) — A U.S. judge has issued final dismissals of lawsuits accusing Lululemon Athletica Inc. and various company officials of defrauding shareholders by concealing defects in yoga pants.