What’s trending on NP Privacy Partner

June 13, 2019

NP Privacy Partner

Author(s): Jenny L. Holmes, Jena M. Grady

A proposed privacy act gives New York residents more control over their data, failure to conduct risk analysis leads to OCR penalties for a business associate and more. Here’s what’s trending in data privacy and cybersecurity.

Consumer Privacy

New York Privacy Act would increase consumer rights

New York has drafted a proposed law that, in some instances, goes well beyond the protections afforded by the CCPA. Sponsored by Kevin Thomas, the NY Privacy Act gives New York residents more control over their data than any other state and funds a new office of privacy and data protection.—Jenny L. Holmes

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Health Care and HIPAA

Failure to conduct risk analysis leads to OCR penalties for business associate

On May 23, 2019, the Department of Health and Human Services Office for Civil Rights (OCR) announced that Medical Informatics Engineering, Inc. (MIE) had agreed to pay $100,000 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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Does increased regulation effect corporate change? Plus, a look at the first year of the GDPR

The world’s most powerful corporations are not above the law, but, in an environment where the most important metric of success is the bottom line, such entities may be indifferent to it.—Wesley Gangi

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