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November 20, 2015

NP Privacy Partner

Author(s): Steven M. Richard, William Wynne

The FTC’s enforcement action against LabMD is dismissed, new warnings about IRS impersonation scams, and the U.S. Office of Special Counsel issues social media guidance for federal workers.

Enforcement Litigation

Judge dismisses FTC complaint against LabMD for lack of evidence of substantial harm to consumers

Judge Chappell dismisses the FTC’s complaint, stating that the FTC’s evidence failed to prove that LabMD’s alleged conduct caused or is likely to cause substantial consumer harm.—Kate A.F. Martinez

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Health Care and HIPAA

Health care industry faces growing cyber threats

Heath care providers and organizations face increasing cybersecurity threats from diverse causes.—Steven M. Richard

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Consumer Privacy

FINRA warns of IRS telephone impersonation scams

The Financial Industry Regulatory Authority warns that IRS impersonation scams are having a significant financial impact and provides warning signs to recognize the typical tactics.—Steven M. Richard

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Social Media

NY court rules that half-tweet can lead to defamation trouble

Social media posts can pose challenges as to the intent, context, and meaning.—Steven M. Richard

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U.S. Office of Special Counsel issues social media guidance for federal workers

Federal government employees must watch what they post on social media as 2016 season moves forward.—Steven M. Richard

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Privacy Litigation & Class Actions

Revisions to Federal Rule of Civil Procedure raise new concerns for electronic discovery

Amendments will deal specifically with the spoliation of electronically stored information.—William H. Wynne

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