What’s trending on NP Privacy Partner



February 16, 2018

NP Privacy Partner

Author(s): Karina Puttieva, Eric M. Ferrante, Christopher G. Gegwich, Helena Habib

Supreme Court to decide if law enforcement can read emails stored outside the U.S., Department of State plan new cyberspace bureau and California prohibits employers from asking about salary history.  Here’s what’s trending in data privacy and cybersecurity.

Consumer Privacy

Supreme Court to decide if law enforcement can read emails stored outside the U.S.

The Supreme Court is set to hear arguments on whether law enforcement can force a U.S.-based email provider to hand over the contents of emails stored outside of the United States.—Karina Puttieva

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Cybersecurity

Department of State announces plan for new cyberspace bureau

Secretary of State Rex Tillerson has announced a plan to create the Bureau for Cyberspace and the Digital Economy.—Eric M. Ferrante

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Employee/Workplace Privacy

California is the latest state prohibiting employers from asking applicants about their salary history

In what has become a nationwide trend, many states and local jurisdictions have enacted legislation prohibiting employers from asking applicants about their prior salary history or considering such information when setting a new employee’s compensation. Effective January 1, 2018, California became the latest state to prohibit such inquiries and considerations.–Christopher G. Gegwich and Helena A. Habib

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