What’s trending on NP Privacy Partner

December 06, 2018

NP Privacy Partner

Author(s): Jenny L. Holmes, Valerie Breslin Montague

Lawmakers demand answers from Amazon, AOL to pay largest settlement in COPPA history, 500 million Marriott guests affected in recent data breach and more. Here’s what’s trending in data privacy and cybersecurity.

Consumer Privacy

Lawmakers once again demand answers from Amazon about potentially biased facial recognition tool

The lawmakers’ concern is that the product has serious accuracy issues, disproportionately burdens communities of color and runs the risk of stifling Americans’ willingness to exercise their First Amendment rights in public.—Karina Puttieva

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Children’s Privacy & COPPA

AOL to pay largest settlement in COPPA history

Oath Inc., the owner of AOL, will pay $4.95 million in penalties for violations of the Children’s Online Privacy Protection Act.—Jenny L. Holmes

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Data Breach

The Marriott hack: what we know so far

Last Friday, November 30, 2018, Marriott International, Inc. (“Marriott”) disclosed a data breach impacting up to 500 million guests.—Jenny L. Holmes

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Health Care & HIPAA

PHI disclosure to media leads to OCR enforcement

Corrective action plan and financial settlement serve as a reminder to guard patient information when responding to media or similar inquiries.—Valerie Breslin Montague

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