What's trending on NP Privacy Partner

September 16, 2016

NP Privacy Partner

Author(s): Michael J. Cooney, Jenny L. Holmes, Steven M. Richard

Olympian’s medical information is released; the FTC seeks public comment on the Disposal Rule; New York proposes new privacy rules for financial institutions; and Health Care entities report not using encryption. Here is what is trending at Nixon Peabody’s Privacy Partner.

Data Breach

Olympic athletes fall victim to cyberattack

After they shined in Rio, the confidential medical information of athletes is released.—Jenny R. Lewis

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Consumer Privacy

Does compliance with NIST’s Cybersecurity Framework meet FTC’s regulatory requirements?

The FTC notes the similarities between its regulatory oversight and the Core functions of the NIST Framework, but stresses that one-size does not fit all as organization’s address cybersecurity requirements.—Steven M. Richard

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FTC seeks public comment on its disposal rule

The FTC is reviewing the impacts of its rule requiring the proper disposal of consumer report information.—Steven M. Richard

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Corporate & Board Governance

Enhanced disclosure of donor information in New York

Issues of donor confidentiality arising in light of recent New York federal court ruling.—Michael J. Cooney

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Privacy Litigation and Class Actions

Eighth Circuit rules that the EPA violated privacy rights of farmers and ranchers

Eighth Circuit finds that disclosure of the data was a “clearly unwarranted invasion of personal privacy.”

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Financial Institutions

NY proposes cybersecurity rules for financial institutions

New York proposes first-in-the-nation state cybersecurity regulations applicable to financial institutions.—Steven M. Richard

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Health Care and HIPAA

Many health care entities report not using encryption

Earlier this summer, the Health Information and Management Systems Society (HIMSS) issued its 2016 Cybersecurity Study.—JoAnna Nicholson

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