What’s trending on NP Privacy Partner

February 28, 2019

NP Privacy Partner

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

The FTC warns online romance scams are on the rise, the final OCR settlement of 2018 nets $3 million penalty and more. Here’s what’s trending in data privacy and cybersecurity.


FTC warns of proliferation of romance scams

The FTC reports that online romance scams have become a prolific threat.—Steven M. Richard

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Health Care & HIPAA

Final OCR settlement of 2018 nets $3 million penalty

Two breaches of unsecured PHI, exposing the data online, lead to settlement and resolution agreement, among the $28.7 million that OCR secured in 2018.—Valerie Breslin Montague

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Consumer Privacy

Proposed amendment would strengthen the power of the California Consumer Privacy Act

On February 25, 2019, the California Attorney General Xavier Becerra and Senator Hannah-Beth Jackson introduced proposed amendments (SB 561) to the California Consumer Privacy Act (CCPA), which was enacted in June 2018.—Jenny L. Holmes

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