What’s trending on NP Privacy Partner



February 17, 2017

NP Privacy Partner

Author(s): Michael J. Cooney, Dan Deane, Jenny L. Holmes, Valerie Breslin Montague, Michal E. Ovadia, Steven M. Richard, Tina Sciocchetti

The IRS warns of evolving scams during tax season, two NBA teams defend against privacy allegations, “point and click” dialing system ruled not an autodialer, and New York charities are spared costly new cybersecurity mandates. Here’s what’s trending in data privacy and cybersecurity.

Employee/Workplace Privacy

IRS warns of evolving scams during tax season

Scammers are on the prowl seeking to victimize organizations and employees during tax season.—Steven M. Richard

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Health Care and HIPAA

Fourth Circuit affirms dismissal of proposed data breach class actions against VA Hospital

The Fourth Circuit pointed out that plaintiffs could not demonstrate that their information had been access, let alone misused in any way.—Michal E. Ovadia

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TCPA

“Point and Click” Dialing System Ruled Not an Autodialer

In a report and recommendation issued in the U.S. District Court for the Eastern District of Michigan, a Magistrate Judge found that LiveVox, Inc.’s HCI (Human Call Initiator) dialing system is not an autodialer subject to the Telephone Consumer Protection Act (“TCPA”).—Dan Deane

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Privacy Litigation and Class Action

Two NBA teams put on full “court” press to defend against privacy allegations

Same sport; two different legal issues.—Jenny L. Holmes

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Cybersecurity

Maryland is the most recent state to attempt to define ransomware as a crime

Legislation pending in Maryland would subject ransomware attackers to financial penalties and/or prison time.—Valerie Breslin Montague

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Financial Institutions

New York charities are spared costly new cybersecurity mandates

New York has billed its “first-in-the-nation” cybersecurity regulation as “designed to protect consumers and ensure the safety and soundness of New York State’s financial services industry.”—Tina Sciocchetti and Michael J. Cooney

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