What’s trending on NP Privacy Partner

May 05, 2017

NP Privacy Partner

Author(s): Stephanie M. Caffera, Eric M. Ferrante, Christopher G. Gegwich, Steven M. Richard

Important lessons for employers addressing employee social media commentary, FTC offers guidance on background screening reports, NSA halts “about” internet communication collections and NSA still collecting millions of phone records. Here’s what’s trending in data privacy and cybersecurity.

Employee/Workplace Privacy

Second Circuit upholds NLRB’s finding that an employee’s vulgar Facebook rant was protected under the NLRA

The rulings by the Second Circuit and NLRB provide important lessons for employers to learn and implement when addressing employee social media commentary.—Stephanie M. Caffera, Alexander E. Gallin, Christopher G. Gegwich

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FTC offers FCRA guidance on background screening reports

The FTC offers guidance for employers to avoid FCRA disclosure and authorization traps.—Steven M. Richard

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Consumer Privacy

NSA to halt “about” Internet communication collections

The National Security Agency (NSA) has announced it will stop a controversial surveillance program under which it collected internet communications between individuals not under investigation merely because they mentioned a foreign intelligence target.—Eric M. Ferrante

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NSA still collecting millions of phone records

The Office of the Director of National Intelligence released its annual transparency report.—Steven M. Maffucci

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