What’s trending on NP Privacy Partner

August 31, 2017

NP Privacy Partner

Author(s): Eric M. Ferrante, Jenny L. Holmes, Steven M. Richard

Uber held accountable for privacy failures, GAO issues report on privacy of connected vehicles, IRS warns of ransomware scam and social media is a hero during Harvey. Here’s what’s trending in data privacy and cybersecurity.


Uber held accountable for privacy failures

Following an almost three-year investigation into the privacy policies of Uber, the FTC announced a settlement with the ride-sharing company.—Jenny L. Holmes

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Government Accountability Office urges National Highway Traffic Safety Administration to more clearly define role as it relates to privacy issues and connected vehicles

As the number of connected vehicles on America’s roadways continues to rise, the United States Government Accountability Office (GAO) urges the Department of Transportation’s National Highway Traffic Safety Administration (NHTSA) to “more clearly define its roles and responsibilities as they relate to the privacy of vehicle data.”—Eric M. Ferrante

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IRS warns of ransomware scam

IRS alerts consumers to phony IRS/FBI themed ransomware scheme.—Steven M. Richard

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FTC recommends segmenting your network

Segmenting and monitoring activity on your network enhance cybersecurity.—Steven M. Richard

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Privacy Litigation

Eighth Circuit finds standing in a data breach case, but no plausible claims

Eighth Circuit finds that a plaintiff pled sufficient allegations to support standing to sue, but the data breach class action complaint failed to sufficiently state plausible claims.—Steven M. Richard

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Social Media

Social Media is a hero during Hurricane Harvey

Twitter and other social media platforms are showing their true power to connect victims with loved ones, organize rescue efforts and raise funds for relief.—Jenny L. Holmes

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