What’s trending on NP Privacy Partner

May 19, 2017

NP Privacy Partner

Author(s): Charles Dell'Anno, Jenny L. Holmes, John G. Roman, Jr., CISSP, Tina Sciocchetti

The New York State Legislature considers a new law to combat distracted driving, is athletics another sector that needs to put more attention to mental health needs, how to prepare for WannaCry and other ransomware attacks, and China’s new cybersecurity law takes effect on June 1, 2017. Here’s what’s trending in data privacy and cybersecurity.

Consumer Privacy

New York’s proposed “textalyzer” legislation would allow field tests of a driver’s cell phone after car accident

In an effort to combat distracted driving, the New York State Legislature is considering a new law that would allow law enforcement to “field test” a driver’s cell phone.—Tina Sciocchetti and Charles Dell’Anno

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Health Care / HIPPA

Mental Health in athletics: is athletics another sector that needs to put more attention to mental health needs.

The story of Aaron Lennon is just another strong example to further emphasize the need to decrease the stigma around mental illness and increase the access to adequate recovery resources in the health care realm.—Kristen Marotta

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Preparing for WannaCry and other ransomware attacks

Ransomware is malicious software that encrypts a victim’s hard drive and then demands that a ransom be paid in order to decrypt the contents.—John G. Roman, CISSP

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China’s new cybersecurity law takes effect June 1, 2017

The law covers a wide range of topics, including data localization.—Jenny L. Holmes

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