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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
"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
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
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
Blogging From BIO 2018: And On The Third Day… The Panel Discussed Privacy And Data Security
It took three days, but I finally found a panel at BIO 2018 that addressed the current challenges in privacy and security regarding health data.
United States
8 Jun 2018
Blogging From BIO 2018: "Mo Money, Mo Problems"
The late rapper known as The Notorious B.I.G. recorded a song called, "Mo Money, Mo Problems." Many of the lyrics can't be repeated here, but the refrain can:
United States
6 Jun 2018
HHS Office For Civil Rights Issues Guidance On How HIPAA Allows Information Sharing To Address The Opioid Crisis
Following President Trump's declaration of a nationwide public health emergency regarding the opioid crisis...
United States
6 Nov 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
"My Identical Twin Sequenced Our Genome"
We all assume that our genetic information is personal and private.
United States
9 Dec 2016
Additional Clarification Regarding HHS OCR Phishing Email Alert
On November 28, 2016, the HHS Office for Civil Rights issued a listserv announcement warning covered entities and their business associates about a phishing email...
United States
7 Dec 2016
More On HIPAA Audits For 2016 and 2017–Desk Audits And On-Site Audits
As part of the ongoing HHS OCR HIPAA audit initiative, it is conducting "HIPAA desk audits."
United States
30 Nov 2016
Cybersecurity News And Notes – June 6, 2016
Demonstrating that no one is immune from a cybersecurity attack, Facebook founder Mark Zuckerberg found several of his social media accounts hacked on Sunday.
United States
13 Jun 2016
Watch: HIPAA Crimes Webinar – How The New Crime Wave Affects You
Unfortunately, health care providers are the perfect mark for theft and extortion because they have huge amounts of sensitive information and maintain such information in computer databases at risk of infiltration.
United States
3 Jun 2016
HHS OCR Launches Phase 2 Of HIPAA Audit Program–So What?
You have seen all the hysterical headlines — "The HIPAA audits are coming, the HIPAA audits are coming…." But when you really think about it, what is the big deal?
United States
4 Apr 2016
Challenging The Conventional Wisdom On Mandatory Password Changes
Very interesting thought piece from the FTC's Chief Technologist. Do mandatory password resets actually make us less secure?
United States
9 Mar 2016
President Obama Signs The Judicial Redress Act (H.R.1428/S.1600)
As part of implementing the EU-US Privacy Shield, on February 24, 2016, President Obama signed the Judicial Redress Act (H.R.1428/S.1600).
United States
9 Mar 2016
February 3, 2016 Statement Of The Article 29 Working Party On The Consequences Of The Schrems Judgment
In response to the announcement of the EU-U.S. Privacy Shield, the Article 29 Working Party issued its own statement...
United States
9 Feb 2016
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