October 13, 2016
NP Privacy Partner
NP Privacy Partner
IoT’s benefits raise privacy challenges; FCC’s proposed rules impact consumer privacy; OCR issues important HIPAA guidance; medical records mix-ups can be commonplace; a TCPA win for defendants; and NLRB ruling impacts employment policies. Here’s what’s trending in data privacy and cybersecurity.
The Internet of Things poses vexing and evolving security challenges.—John G. Roman, Jr., CISSP
The FCC’s proposed privacy rules would prevent blanket dissemination of consumer information by internet service providers to third parties under a consumer opt-in model for sensitive information.—Gretchen E. Harper
New guidance clarifies HIPAA issues when covered entities and business associates send ePHI into the “cloud.”—Laurie T. Cohen
OCR recently issued guidance addressing business associates’ actions regarding a covered entity’s continued access to protected health information maintained by a business associate.—Laurie T. Cohen
Report stresses the importance of protocols to confirm patient identities and standardizing patient information.—Michal E. Ovadia
Decisions continue to reach differing results as to the standard for concrete harm in TCPA litigation.—Troy K. Lieberman
Several of Chipotle Mexican Grill’s employment policies came under the knife recently after the national burrito chain’s response to an employee’s rogue tweets landed it in hot water with the National Labor Relations Board.—Andrew B. Prescott and Jessica Jewell
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