What’s trending on NP Privacy Partner



January 11, 2019

NP Privacy Partner

Author(s): Eric M. Ferrante, Wesley Gangi, Jena M. Grady

President Trump has signed two new cybersecurity bills into law, passport information stolen as part of massive Marriott International data breach and more. Here’s what’s trending in data privacy and cybersecurity.

Cybersecurity

President signs two new cybersecurity bills into law

President Trump has signed two new laws intended to strengthen the Department of Homeland Security’s (DHS’s) cyber defenses.—Eric M. Ferrante

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Data Breach

Passport information stolen as part of massive Marriott International data breach

On Friday, January 4, 2019, Marriott International, Inc. (“Marriott”) revealed that 5.25 million unencrypted passport numbers and 20.3 million encrypted passport numbers were included in the data stolen as part of the massive data breach of November 30, 2018.—Wesley Gangi

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Health Care & HIPAA

Failure to have business associate agreement in place leads to OCR penalties for Florida physician group

On December 4, 2018, the Department of Health and Human Services Office for Civil Rights (OCR) announced that Advanced Care Hospitalists PL (ACH) had agreed to pay $500,000 to OCR and adopt a corrective action plan to settle possible violations of the HIPAA Privacy and Security Rules.—Jena M. Grady

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