What's trending on NP Privacy Partner

December 28, 2016

NP Privacy Partner

Author(s): Steven M. Richard, Kevin T. Saunders

We close out 2016 by addressing New York’s updated financial institution cybersecurity regulation; employer liability for employee misappropriation of confidential data; public employers’ free speech rights on social media; and the use of drones in surveillance. We look forward to providing continuing Privacy Alerts in 2017. Here’s what’s trending in data privacy and cybersecurity.

Financial Institutions

NY Department of Financial Services issues updated cybersecurity regulation

In response to public comments, the New York Department of Financial Services has updated its proposed cybersecurity regulations applicable to financial institutions.—Steven M. Richard

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Privacy Litigation

Massachusetts court holds that employer may be liable for employee’s improper use of data

An employer may face negligence claims for an alleged failure to investigate an employee’s suitability to access confidential personal information.—Steven M. Richard

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Social Media

Fourth Circuit addresses the scope of a public employee’s free speech rights on Facebook

A Fourth Circuit ruling protects public employees’ free speech rights in the face of an overbroad social networking policy instituted their employer.—Steven M. Richard

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Mobile Technology

The Cato Institute provides detailed policy analysis regarding “Privacy in the Age of Police Drones”

The proliferation of drone usage poses vexing constitutional issues, which will be the topic of considerable discourse and debates before courts and legislatures.—Kevin J. Saunders

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