What’s trending on NP Privacy Partner



June 23, 2017

NP Privacy Partner

Author(s): Karl D. Belgum, Christopher G. Gegwich, Steven M. Richard

Internet of Things legislation in California halts, FTC recognizes measures to enhance Internet of Things device security, and Oregon joins the nationwide movement to prohibit employers from asking applicants about their prior salary history. Here’s what’s trending in data privacy and cybersecurity.

Consumer Privacy

Internet of Things legislation in California is dead for this year, but it will be back

The sponsor of “Internet of Things” privacy legislation in the California Senate has tabled the bill for the remainder of 2017, but remains committed to reactivating it in the second half of the 2017–2018 session.—Karl D. Belgum

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FTC provides comments on measures to enhance Internet of Things device security

The FTC has submitted comments to a U.S. Commerce Department working group addressing security enhancements to Internet of Things devices.—Steven M. Richard

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Employee/Workplace Privacy

Oregon latest jurisdiction to prohibit employers from asking applicants about their prior salary history

Oregon's act significantly expands the scope of pay disparity protections afforded to applicants and employees.—Christopher G. Gegwich and Alexander E. Gallin

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