What’s trending on NP Privacy Partner



June 29, 2017

NP Privacy Partner

Author(s): Karl D. Belgum, Jenny L. Holmes, Valerie Breslin Montague, Michal E. Ovadia, Tina Sciocchetti, Steven M. Richard

Five legislative developments to watch in California, MDLive class action suit voluntarily dismissed, Girl Scouts of the USA announces partnership with security company and the FTC updates COPPA compliance plan for businesses. Here’s what’s trending in data privacy and cybersecurity.

State Measures

California privacy legislation 2017

Several legislative developments in California merit watching and understanding.—Karl D. Belgum

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Enforcement Litigation

MDLive class action suit voluntarily dismissed with prejudice

The class action suit voluntarily dismissed following a motion to dismiss.—Michal E. Ovadia

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Cybersecurity

A different kind of Girl Scout “cookie”—new cybersecurity badges

The collaboration will result in a series of 18 cybersecurity badges developed by a panel of expert cybersecurity advisors.—Tina Sciocchetti

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Children’s Privacy & COPPA

FTC updates COPPA compliance plan for business

The Federal Trade Commission (FTC) has updated its compliance plan for companies subject to the federal Children’s Online Privacy Protection Act.—Tina Sciocchetti and Steven Richard

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Health Care and HIPAA

OCR releases tools to help health care entities address cyberattacks

Checklist and infographic offer concise reminders of steps to take in the wake of a cyberattack.—Valerie Breslin Montague

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Freckles: more sunspots or protected health information?

A plastic surgeon is being sued after a plaintiff claims a distinctive freckle pattern constitutes protected health information.—Jenny L. Holmes

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