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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
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
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
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
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
FTC Seeks To Hold Companies To GDPR/Privacy Shield Promises
The FTC is accepting comments about the proposed settlement until August 1, 2018.
United States
16 Jul 2018
The Interplay Of HIPAA, Privacy And Data Security Principles, And Health Information Interoperability
It was my pleasure yesterday to speak at MedInnovation Boston 2018, and deliver a presentation on "The Interplay of HIPAA, Privacy and Data Security Principles, and Health Information Interoperability".
United States
4 Jul 2018
Blogging From BIO 2018: Preparing For Convergence
It is the last day of Bio 2018 and I am attending a curiously titled session: Is Biotechnology Drowning in Health Related Data?
United States
11 Jun 2018
GDPR Update: WP29 Guidelines Adopted For Data Protection Impact Assessment
The new GDPR is much more detailed than the 1995 Directive.
United States
26 Oct 2017
Schrems II Judgment Rendered
A 152 page judgment was rendered today by the Irish High Court in Schrems II: DPC v Facebook Final.
European Union
4 Oct 2017
The Massachusetts Attorney General's Complaint Against Equifax
As most are aware, the Massachusetts Attorney General has won the race to the courthouse and been the first regulator to file suit against Equifax.
United States
29 Sep 2017
Yes, You Were Likely A Victim Of The Equifax Hack, But Here's What You Can Do Now
As we previously said, the Equifax breach affects approximately 143 million Americans. While the hackers stole data that includes addresses, birth dates, full names and Social Security numbers...
United States
19 Sep 2017
The Man Who Wrote Those Password Rules Has A New Tip: N3v$R M1^D!
Great article in the Wall Street Journal this week (paywall), on the history of passwords and password management.
United States
17 Aug 2017
Boston Bar Association's Inaugural Privacy And Cybersecurity Conference, May 24, 2017
The Boston Bar Association's inaugural Privacy and Cybersecurity Conference will be held on May 24.
United States
24 Apr 2017
Is Computer Security Broken?
The Economist certainly thinks computer security is broken (and it's hard to argue the contrary).
United States
18 Apr 2017
Want To Know Why Memorial Healthcare Systems Is Paying HHS OCR $5.5 Million?
Why did MHS pay so much? A long-term failure to close security holes that led to identity theft and fraudulent tax returns.
United States
2 Mar 2017
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