What's trending on NP Privacy Partner

December 22, 2016

NP Privacy Partner

Author(s): Dan Deane, Steven M. Richard

Happy Holidays! We’re capping off a busy year in privacy and data security developments. Here’s what’s trending on Nixon Peabody’s Privacy Partner.

Threat Alerts and Guidance

FCC warns of massive IRS phone scam

An ongoing IRS impersonation phone scam has already cost victims over $50 million.—Steven M. Richard

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Telephone Consumer Protection Act

Ninth Circuit hears oral argument in TCPA class action against national fitness franchise

A ruling that the TCPA applies only to devices with the present—as opposed to merely the potential—capacity to store, generate and dial consumers’ telephone numbers could greatly limit businesses’ exposure under the statute.—Dan Deane and Patrick Duffey

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Privacy Litigation and Class Action

Employee may litigate putative class action arising from W-2 data breach

A plaintiff is allowed to litigate negligence claims due to employer's release of W-2 Forms in a phishing scheme.—Steven M. Richard

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Consumer Privacy

FTC issues annual Do Not Call Registry Data Book

FTC’s annual guide provides data on the pervasive nature of unwanted calls, even to numbers on the Do Not Call Registry.—Steven M. Richard

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Social Media

Journalist seeks to unmask Twitter user

Texas court is the latest to consider a request to require a social media network to disclose a user's identity.—Steven M. Richard

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