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The Proposed New York Privacy Law: A Closer Look

The Proposed New York Privacy Law: A Closer Look

| Napoli Shkolnik News
Lawmakers in the Empire State are poised to approve a sweeping data privacy law that rivals the strongest ones in the world. New York already has several such laws on the books, most notably the Stop Hacks and Improve Electronic Data Security Act (the SHIELD Act). The most recent version of this law requires companies…Read the article
Peloton Failed to Protect User Privacy, Physical Safety

Peloton Failed to Protect User Privacy, Physical Safety

| Napoli Shkolnik News
Hours after it finally agreed to recall unsafe treadmills, Peloton admitted to a data breach and insufficient fix that exposed millions of accounts. An information security consultant identified a flaw in Peloton’s online system which allowed anyone to access information about all users. Such information includes data such as age, weight, and preferred workout location.…Read the article
Google Accused of Selling Children’s Personal Information

Google Accused of Selling Children’s Personal Information

| Napoli Shkolnik News
According to a recent study, as many as two-thirds of the apps aimed at toddlers and preschoolers on Google Play may be in direct violation of the Children’s Online Privacy Protection Act. Seemingly mindless apps and games are a treasure trove of information for marketers, explained lead study author Dr. Jenny Radesky. “It is incredible…Read the article
Virtual Healthcare: Your Health and Safety

Virtual Healthcare: Your Health and Safety

| medical
In the spring and summer of 2020, virtual healthcare visits increased over 4,000 percent, mostly due to the coronavirus outbreak. The number of healthcare facilities offering such services also increased significantly, mostly due to supply and demand. Previously, many facilities hesitated to offer such services, typically because of high implementation costs. Virtual healthcare contacts do…Read the article
Telehealth Tools and Privacy Concerns

Telehealth Tools and Privacy Concerns

| Commercial Litigation & Class Actions
Telehealth, or offering and using medical services remotely via electronic devices, is not new. But because of the global pandemic caused by the COVID-19 coronavirus and technological advances, telehealth practices are becoming increasingly popular. Virtual medical services might be convenient and cost-effective. But could they also pose potential problems, including security worries? How can telehealth…Read the article
COVID-19 Confidentiality and Your Right to Privacy

COVID-19 Confidentiality and Your Right to Privacy

| Coronavirus
A recent case before the Vermont Supreme Court in which an emergency room nurse revealed to police that an intoxicated woman she had treated intended to drive home, emphasizes the growing focus on the protection of patient data. While the outcome of the case was not surprising–the nurse was found not at fault because she…Read the article
Untold Truths Behind Cyber Security and Data Breaches

Untold Truths Behind Cyber Security and Data Breaches

| Napoli Shkolnik News
According to one security report from BBC News, data breaches are a time bomb that allows the customer’s privacy to be violated and their information to be exposed. Another article from the same source reveals that criminals on the internet can see through your smart cameras and baby monitors when they are on their default…Read the article