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A HealthIT Cybersecurity Toolkit
A recent report from the Mass Digital Health Council includes a cybersecurity toolkit created by MDHC's Cybersecurity Group of Experts (CGE).
United States
26 Sep 2019
Hospital Fined $85,000 By OCR For Failure To Provide Timely Access To Patient Records
Today, in the first settlement of its kind, the Office for Civil Rights at the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services ("OCR") announced that Bayfront
United States
12 Sep 2019
What Do Pumpkin Spice Lattes And National Cybersecurity Awareness Month Have In Common?
Every click, share, send, and post you make creates a digital trail that can be exploited by cybercriminals.
United States
21 Aug 2019
Is Your Company Ready For The CCPA?
If you are doing business in California, the way you handle personal data could soon change in significant ways. The California Consumer Privacy Act ("CCPA")
United States
24 Jul 2019
HHS To Reduce Top HIPAA Fines Based On "Level Of Culpability"
In a Notification of Enforcement Discretion Regarding HIPAA Civil Money Penalties issued on April 23, 2019, the Department of Health and Human Services (HHS)
United States
21 May 2019
Minimizing Risk And Liability From Man-In-The-Middle Attacks (Or, How To Keep Your Company's Wire Transfers From Going Awry)
Imagine this scenario: you've had a productive and mutually advantageous ongoing contractual relationship of several years with another party.
United States
16 May 2019
Cybersecurity 2019 – The Year In Preview: HIPAA
Editors' Note: This is the seventh and last in our third annual series examining important trends in data privacy and cybersecurity during the new year.
United States
18 Jan 2019
Massachusetts Amends Its Data Breach Response Law
On January 10, 2019, Massachusetts Governor Charlie Baker signed a new law that amends its data breach reporting law, and requires credit reporting agencies such as Equifax to provide a free credit freeze to consumers.
United States
17 Jan 2019
A New Year's Resolution: Wrap Your Car Fob In Foil!
Happy New Year! While you are making (and soon breaking) your resolutions, here's another lifestyle change to consider for 2019: putting your car fob in foil at night before you go to sleep.
United States
7 Jan 2019
"You Are Known By The Company You Keep" — Including Vendors Without Business Associate Agreements
The concept that one is known by the company one keeps dates back to ancient times
United States
11 Dec 2018
The Cost Of A Free Press: Allergy Practice Pays $125,000 To Settle Physician's Disclosure Of Patient Information On TV
Allergy Associates of Hartford, P.C., has agreed to pay $125,000 to the Office for Civil Rights at the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services and to adopt a corrective action plan to settle potential violations of the HIPAA Privacy Rule.
United States
29 Nov 2018
Presentation: New Developments In Health Information Law
Partner Colin Zick recently presented at the MaHIMA Dot Wagg Legislative Seminar discussing recent HIPAA violations, how GDPR will impact US companies and the Trusted Exchange Framework.
United States
14 Nov 2018
Partner Colin Zick Discusses The Obamacare Enrollment Data Breach With Bloomberg Law
A recent hack of Obamacare enrollment records might result in a full-blown privacy investigation of the government agency that is responsible for the federal health-care exchange and serve as a wake-up call to the government.
United States
30 Oct 2018
GDPR Creates Rugby Scrum
In a recent trip to Ireland, I was surprised to see two subjects that Ireland is known for — GDPR and rugby — coming into conflict.
United States
11 Oct 2018
China Expands Its Cybersecurity Regulations
As noted recently in the Wall Street Journal, "New cybersecurity rules will give Chinese authorities sweeping powers to inspect companies' information technology and access proprietary information
11 Oct 2018
Update To The Federal Physician Payments Sunshine Act
On October 3, 2018, the U.S. Senate passed the final version of H.R. 6, the Substance Use-Disorder Prevention that Promotes Opioid Recovery ...
United States
9 Oct 2018
New Law Provides Free Credit Freezes And Year-Long Fraud Alerts
As summarized nicely in the FTC FAQs below, there is a new law, the Economic Growth, Regulatory Relief, and Consumer Protection Act
United States
8 Oct 2018
Apple To Require Apps On Its App Store To Have Privacy Policies
In an announcement on August 30, Apple told app developers that they would have to have a privacy policy on their apps by October 3, or they would not be able to be sold in the App Store:
United States
6 Sep 2018
Hacker Fails To Establish "Necessity" Of DDOS Attack On Hospital
In a recent decision from the District of Massachusetts, the alleged perpetrator of cyber-attacks against Wayside Youth and Family Support Network and Boston Children's Hospital ("BCH") ...
United States
22 Aug 2018
California Passes New Data Privacy Law With National Implications
The California Consumer Privacy Act of 2018 (the "CCPA") was signed into law on June 28, 2018.
United States
23 Jul 2018
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