What's trending on NP Privacy Partner

December 08, 2016

NP Privacy Partner

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

The IoT requires proactive engineering planning; Commission makes cybersecurity suggesting to new administration; judges have expanded warrant power, U.K. passes broad surveillance bill; marijuana legalization affects the work place and settlement reached in biometric data suit. Here’s what’s trending in data privacy and cybersecurity.


NIST publishes guidance to secure the Internet of Things

NIST stresses the vital need for a cross-functional and proactive review of Internet of Things security.—Steven M. Richard

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Amended Rule of Criminal Procedure evokes concerns among privacy advocates

Newly enacted changes to Rule 41 of the Federal Rules of Criminal Procedure broaden governmental surveillance powers.—Steven M. Richard

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Commission offers cybersecurity guidance to incoming Trump administration

In the waning days of Obama administration, a nonpartisan commission offers guidance to Trump administration concerning short-term and long-term cybersecurity initiatives.—Steven M. Richard

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The British Investigatory Powers Act 2016 takes surveillance to a new level

The law is the broadest of its kind in the western hemisphere.—Jenny L. Holmes

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Employee/Workplace Privacy

Marijuana legalization measures in CA, NV, MA and ME raise employee privacy issues

The legalization measures will increase the number of marijuana-related employment law issues.—Matthew J. Frankel

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Privacy Litigation

Settlement reached in Illinois Biometric Privacy Act lawsuit

A first ever settlement is reported in a class action brought under the Illinois Biometric Privacy Act.—Steven M. Richard

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