What’s trending on NP Privacy Partner



April 25, 2019

NP Privacy Partner

Author(s): Jena M. Grady, Aya M. Hoffman, Jenny L. Holmes, Valerie Breslin Montague

California lawmakers work to fix some ambiguities in the landmark legislation, Amazon opens its “HIPAA-eligible” environment to certain Alexa skills and more. Here’s what’s trending in data privacy and cybersecurity.

Consumer Privacy

Clarity for the California Consumer Privacy Act? California lawmakers work to fix some ambiguities in the landmark legislation

The California Assembly Privacy and Consumer Protection Committee has passed bills amending the ambiguous law.—Jenny L. Holmes

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Data Breach

Second try’s the charm? Yahoo ups data breach settlement offer to $117.5M

If approved by the U.S. District Court for the Northern District of California, the $117.5 million settlement agreement proposed by Yahoo on Wednesday will establish the largest common fund ever obtained in a data breach case.—Aya M. Hoffman

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Health Care & HIPAA

Amazon opens its “HIPAA-eligible” environment to certain Alexa skills

While limited in scope, permitting HIPAA-regulated entities to transmit and store patient data through Alexa marks significant progress toward the use of digital assistants in health care.—Valerie Breslin Montague

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OCR releases new set of FAQs to address transmission of ePHI to apps

On April 18, 2019, the Department of Health and Human Services Office for Civil Rights (OCR) released new FAQs relating to HIPAA right of access to ePHI.—Jena M. Grady

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International

EU's new Copyright in the Digital Single Market Directive ratified despite controversy

Last week, the EU’s highly controversial Copyright in the Digital Single Market Directive cleared the final hurdle.—Karina Puttieva

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