What’s trending on NP Privacy Partner

January 11, 2018

NP Privacy Partner

Author(s): Kevin T. Saunders, Laurie T. Cohen, Jena M. Grady, Valerie Breslin Montague, Steven M. Richard

Don’t rush to implement fixes for Meltdown and Spectre, court weighs the victim-advocate privilege in Title IX lawsuits, FTC paper addresses security issues related to connected cars, and more. Here’s what’s trending in data privacy and cybersecurity.


Don’t rush to implement fixes for Meltdown and Spectre

Meltdown and Spectre are critical security vulnerabilities in modern processors. These hardware bugs allow programs to steal data currently processed on the computer. However, rushing to “plug the holes” of these vulnerabilities will certainly lead to bigger problems for an organization.—John G. Roman, Jr., CISSP

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Privacy Litigation

Title IX lawsuit weighs the victim-advocate privilege

Court continue to weigh privacy interests in Title IX lawsuits, particularly relating to privileges and confidentiality in discovery.—Kevin Saunders

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Healthcare and HIPPA

SAMHSA issues final rule implementing changes to Confidentiality of Substance Use Disorder Patient Records regulations

SAMHSA issues new rule with stricter privacy safeguards to protect individuals with substance use disorders from discrimination and misuse of records.–Laurie Cohen, Jena Grady, Valerie Breslin Montague

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Consumer Privacy

FTC paper addresses security issues related to connected cars

Connected vehicles offer consumer benefits with privacy risks.—Steven M. Richard

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