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November 25, 2015

NP Privacy Partner

Author(s): Steven M. Richard, Rebecca Simone

As you relax over the Thanksgiving holiday and catch up on your privacy reading, we address developments in federal regulatory oversight, class action litigation, and social media use.

Consumer Protection

FTC and FCC Sign MOU on Consumer Protection—Will We See More Interagency Cooperation?

The FTC and FCC pledge cooperation in their regulatory oversight.

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Mobile Technology

NIST offers guidance and seeks comments regarding mobile device security

The NIST has issued a draft guide seeking to enhance mobile technology cybersecurity as devices proliferate in workplaces.—Steven M. Richard

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FTC approves use of facial recognition process to evidence parental consent under COPPA

FTC expands COPPA’s parental consent verification options to include a facial recognition method.—Steven M. Richard

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Social Media

Hospital not liable for employee’s Facebook post of patient’s medical information

Health care providers must remain aware of the risks of unauthorized disclosures on social media.—Rebecca Simone

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Massachusetts Senate approves bill providing social media privacy protections to employees and students

Massachusetts is the latest state to consider social media privacy legislation.—Alex Desrosiers

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Privacy Litigation and Class Actions

Students fail their standing test in privacy lawsuit against College Board and ACT

Students who consented to the sharing of their personal information did not suffer any injuries simply because college testing agencies received payments for the data from third-parties.—Steven M. Richard

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