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March 18, 2016

NP Privacy Partner

Author(s): Laurie T. Cohen, Christopher G. Gegwich, Jenny L. Holmes, Valerie Breslin Montague

OCR fines a nonprofit healthcare system after a vendor data breach, the FTC wants to audit payment card security auditors, the FCC issues proposed privacy rules for security and internet service providers and also proposes restrictions on government debt-related robocalls, and Philadelphia’s expanded “ban the box” law goes into effect.

Health Care and HIPAA

OCR uses latest resolution agreement to emphasize requirement to enter into business associate agreements prior to providing access to PHI

Office for Civil Rights recently fined a nonprofit health care system $1.55 million after an investigation stemming from a vendor data breach.—Laurie T. Cohen & Valerie Breslin Montague

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Cybersecurity

The Federal Trade Commission orders auditing firms to report on Payment Card Industry Data Security Standards

As part of its efforts to increasingly regulate the payment card security industry, the FTC wants to audit the auditors.—Jenny R. Lewis

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Consumer Privacy

“It’s about Permission and Protection, not Prohibition” — FCC submits proposed privacy rules for Internet Service Providers

The FCC's proposed rules focus on three core principles—(1) choice, (2) transparency and (3) security.—Alex Desrosiers

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TCPA

Proposed limits on the Telephone Consumer Protection Act could mean fewer unwanted calls

The FCC proposes new rules to prevent robocalls on behalf of the U.S. government.—Jenny R. Lewis

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TCPA birthday text message class action filed against Facebook

Facebook birthday reminders prompt a TCPA class action in California.—Kate A.F. Martinez

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Employee & Workplace Privacy

Philadelphia provides greater protections for applicants with prior criminal convictions by substantially amending its “ban the box” law

By virtue of a December 15, 2015, amendment to the Fair Criminal Records Screening Standards Ordinance, the protections provided to applicants were greatly expanded.—Christopher G. Gegwich

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