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Top Ten Education Developments, Breaches, and Settlements of 2016

This year has been a busy year for education law in the area of data privacy. Educational institutions continue to be a rich target for hackers. Additionally, there were some important developments in the interpretation of Family Educational Rights and Privacy Act (FERPA) and the Telephone Consumer Protection Act (TCPA) as it applies to educational … Continue Reading

16 Data Breach Class Action Lawsuits Filed Against 21st Century Oncology Consolidated

We previously reported that 21st Century Oncology suffered a data breach in October 2015 involving an intrusion into its systems which compromised around 2 million patients’ records, including their names, Social Security numbers, physicians’ names, insurance information, treatment information and diagnoses [view related posts here and here]. As a result of the data breach, sixteen … Continue Reading

Court Declines to Dismiss Jason Pierre-Paul’s Suit against ESPN and Adam Schefter

The lawsuit filed by New York Giants defensive end Jason Pierre-Paul against ESPN and ESPN reporter Adam Schefter for invasion of privacy has survived its first challenge from ESPN. We wrote about Pierre-Paul’s lawsuit, which arose from a tweet by Schefter which contained a photo of Pierre-Paul’s medical records, here. ESPN filed a motion to … Continue Reading

Florida Court Holds Budget Request Forms and Activity and Service Fee Records Not “Educational Records”

On August 11, 2016, a Florida state court judge held that the University of Central Florida Board of Trustees (UCF) must produce budget request forms and activity and service fee database records to Knight News, Inc. (KNI) in response to KNI’s public records request. The records indicate the amount of money paid to each student … Continue Reading

Pokemon App Developer Sued for Failed Privacy Protections

This article co-authored with guest blogger Leonel Gonzalez, a R+C summer associate and student at Roger Williams University School of Law Niantic Inc. (Niantic), developer of the mobile game “Pokemon GO,” was sued in Florida court on July 27, 2016. The named plaintiff, David Beckman filed the complaint against Niantic claiming the game’s terms of service and … Continue Reading

Controversy looms over ECPA amendment in wake of Orlando terrorist attack

After the terrorist attack in Orlando, Florida, early this month, the Electronic Communications Privacy Act (ECPA) has been discussed quite a bit. The ECPA, a law which took effect in 1986, limits the government’s access to electronic communications and other information. Due to the advancement in technology over the past 30 years, Congress finds itself … Continue Reading

Telemedicine nursing licensure compact legislation enacted in 6 states and 7 more right behind

In another case of technology out pacing the law, telemedicine has continued to push the limits of state medical professional licensure laws. Generally, physicians and nurses must be licensed in the state in which they are practicing; and yet technology has become so sophisticated that telemedicine is allowing those medical providers to provide access to … Continue Reading

Class action suit filed against 21st Century Oncology for data breach

We previously reported [view related post] that 21st Century Oncology had suffered a data breach and notified 2.2 million patients that it had been the victim of a hacking that exposed the names, Social Security numbers, physicians’ names, diagnosis information, and insurance information of its patients. Although the intrusion occurred in October 2015, 21st Century … Continue Reading

21st Century Oncology notifies 2.2 million of data breach

In the continuing saga of health care entities being targeted by hackers, 21st Century Oncology (21st Century) located in Fort Meyers, Florida, late last week began notifying up to 2.2 million current and former patients about a hacking incident that compromised their names, Social Security numbers, insurance information and diagnostic information. In a regulatory filing, … Continue Reading

Jason Pierre-Paul sues ESPN and Adam Schefter for tweeting photo of medical records

New York Giants defensive end Jason Pierre-Paul has filed suit against ESPN and ESPN reporter Adam Schefter for violations of Florida Statute § 456.057 and for invasion of privacy arising from a tweet containing a photo of Pierre-Paul’s medical records. As many of you no doubt remember, Pierre-Paul was hospitalized at Jackson Memorial Hospital in … Continue Reading

Dave & Buster’s faces FCRA class action for alleged background check violations

Joseph Alvarez filed a class action against Dave & Buster’s restaurant chain earlier this year in Florida alleging that it used background checks for employment decisions without providing a copy of the report to the applicants in violation of the Fair Credit Reporting Act (FCRA). Alvarez applied for a job as a line cook at … Continue Reading
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