What's trending on NP Privacy Partner



January 13, 2017

NP Privacy Partner

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

FCC warns of phone scams; states remain proactive in data privacy and security; Congress considers access to stored e-mails; US and Swiss sign agreement, the FTC focuses on IoT security; and an actor seeks to unmask an anonymous tweeter. Here’s what’s trending in data privacy and cybersecurity.

Consumer Privacy

FCC warns of post-holiday phone scams

Scammers seek to coerce consumers about their credit card payments.—Steven M. Richard

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State Measures

NY Governor proposes tougher cybersecurity laws

Governor Cuomo calls for a central cyber-incident response team and seeks harsher penalties for cyberthieves.—Jenny L. Holmes

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Massachusetts launches online data breach notification archive

An amendment to Massachusetts’ public records law leads to publication of annual data breach figures.—Steven M. Richard

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Federal Legislation

Bipartisan bill seeks to enact Email Privacy Act

A Congressional bill seeks to require that the government must obtain a warrant to access electronically communications stored by service providers.—Steven M. Richard

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International

U.S. and Swiss governments sign own Privacy Shield

The agreement mirrors the recent Privacy Shield between the U.S. and E.U.—Jenny L. Holmes

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Cybersecurity

FTC announces contest to enhance Internet of Things security

The FTC seeks public assistance in the development of stronger security for connected devices.—Steven M. Richard

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Social Media

Actor continues pursuit to unmask now deceased anonymous tweeter

An actor’s defamation suit against an anonymous tweeter continues even after the undisclosed defendant’s death.—Steven M. Richard

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