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January 22, 2016

NP Privacy Partner

Author(s): Rachel L. Conn, Gretchen E. Sherwood, Troy K. Lieberman, Julianna Malogolowkin, Steven M. Richard, Irene Scholl-Tatevosyan, William Wynne

The DOT and FDA each address cybersecurity, the FCC issues a ruling related to fax and text message broadcasters, the Massachusetts Supreme Judicial Court addresses the permissible scope of an iPhone search, and California’s new Electronic Communications Privacy Act is now in effect.

Cybersecurity

DOT and manufacturers seek to enhance automotive cybersecurity

The DOT and auto manufacturers announce proactive cybersecurity measures.—Steven M. Richard

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FDA addresses medical device cybersecurity risks

With the growing threat of hacker and software vulnerabilities, the FDA has issued a guidance regarding steps that medical device manufacturers should undertake. With the growing threat of hacker and software vulnerabilities, the FDA has issued a guidance regarding steps that medical device manufacturers should undertake.—Steven M. Richard

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Health Care & HIPAA

CMS announces overhaul of Meaningful Use program

CMS announces that the Meaningful Use program will be significantly modified to a more user-friendly program, removing current barriers of achievement.—Gretchen E. Harper

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Mobile Technology & Websites

A split Massachusetts Supreme Judicial Court addresses the permissible scope of an iPhone search

The Massachusetts Supreme Judicial Court issues a split ruling as to how far a warrant for an iPhone search may reach.—William Wynne

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International

EU Parliamentary committee votes in favor of NIS Directive

Last week a European parliamentary committee voted in favor of the proposed Network Information Security (“NIS”) Directive, bringing the directive another step closer to finalization.—Kate A.F. Martinez

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Privacy Litigation & Class Actions

California’s new Electronic Communications Privacy Act is now in effect

On January 1, 2016, the California Electronic Communications Privacy Act went into effect, which has been described as one of the most comprehensive digital privacy law in the country.—Rachel L. Conn

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Employee/Workplace Privacy

To monitor or not to monitor: screening your employees’ technology use

As technology evolves, vexing issues arise as to when and how employers may monitor their employees.—Irene Tatevosyan

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Consumer Privacy

FCC rules text message broadcasters still considered “senders” under the TCPA

The Telephone Consumer Protection Act continues to impact businesses’ marketing activities, and the FCC recently clarified which types of mass marketing broadcasters are treated as “senders” under the statute.— Troy K. Lieberman, Julianna Malogolowkin

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