What’s trending on NP Privacy Partner

December 08, 2017

NP Privacy Partner

Author(s): Jenny L. Holmes, Karina Puttieva

Aftermath of the Uber breach cover-up, U.S. Supreme Court hears case that could dramatically change the landscape of digital privacy rights and the Ninth Circuit limits what constitutes personal information under the VPPA. Here’s what’s trending in data privacy and cybersecurity.

Data Breach

Aftermath of the Uber breach: is the cover-up worse than the crime?

Uber Technologies Inc. is facing multiple lawsuits from states and local entities following the November disclosure that hackers accessed the personal information of approximately 57 million riders and drivers in late 2016. The company allegedly paid hackers $100,000 to destroy the data and keep the hack a secret.—Jenny L. Holmes

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Consumer Privacy

United States Supreme Court hears oral arguments on the third party doctrine

On November 29, 2017, the Supreme Court heard oral arguments in Carpenter v. United States, a case that could dramatically change the landscape of digital privacy rights.—Karina Puttieva

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Ninth Circuit concludes viewing history is not protected data

The Ninth Circuit concluded that while the plaintiff had Article III standing to sue ESPN over its alleged disclosure of Roku serial numbers to a third-party analytic company, he failed to state a claim under the Video Privacy Protection Act because the disclosed information was not personally identifiable information.—Jenny L. Holmes

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