Locke Lord's Privacy & Cybersecurity Newsletter is a periodic publication to provide you with summaries on some recent developments in the fast-changing world of data security in the United States and Europe.
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In This Issue
Privacy And Other Issues Presented By Body Cameras
Body cameras are becoming part of the uniform for certain professionals including police officers and service personnel. read more
Economic Impact from a Company’s Data Breach – No Big Deal? Not So Fast!
Recent data breaches have prompted worries about economic damage to the infiltrated companies. Analyses in fact show minimal effects on stock prices or revenues of the hacked companies. read more
Delays Continue for OCR’s 2015 HIPAA Audits
The Department of Health and Human Services Office for Civil Rights (“OCR”) continues to delay implementation of Phase 2 of its HIPAA Audit Program (“Phase 2”), which will build on OCR’s pilot audit program that concluded in 2012. read more
Insurance Regulatory Bellwether: NAIC Adopts 12 Principles for Effective Cybersecurity for Regulators
The National Association of Insurance Commissioners (“NAIC") is all over cybersecurity. On April 16, 2015, as a part of its aggressive work plan to help the insurance sector come up with an effective cybersecurity framework in the face of a tidal wave of data security breaches that pose a significant threat to consumer financial and health information, the NAIC’s Cybersecurity Task Force adopted 12 principles for effective cybersecurity insurance regulatory guidance. read more
North Dakota Broadens Reach for Breach Notification
North Dakota recently enacted an amendment that will again tighten its existing breach notification law. The current law, North Dakota Century Code Section 51-30 et. seq., has evolved over time, having been previously amended in 2013 to add health information to the definition of “personal information” that could trigger a notification if breached. read more
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