Elizabeth Johnson

Elizabeth Johnson

Poyner Spruill LLP

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Scripts - November 2013

In this issue: - New Wellness Program Rules for 2014 - Now That We Know The Basic Rules… Drafting Covenants Not To Compete To Maximize The Likelihood Of Enforcement - Excerpt from New Wellness Program...more

11/12/2013 - Contract Drafting Contract Interpretation ERISA Healthcare Healthcare Reform HIPAA Liquidated Damages Non-Compete Agreements Wellness Programs

Sponsors Drop California Ballot Initiative Intended to Transform Privacy Class Actions

Recent reports have circulated regarding a California ballot initiative that, if successful, might have marked the second time California would have caused a national shift in privacy law. Just 10 years ago, California...more

10/14/2013 - Ballot Measures Class Action Data Collection Data Protection Personally Identifiable Information Privacy Laws

Countdown to HITECH Compliance: How to Redistribute Your Notice of Privacy Practices

September 23, 2013 is the fast-approaching compliance deadline for the final omnibus HIPAA/HITECH rules. Many provisions required revisions to Notices of Privacy Practices (NPPs) maintained and distributed by covered...more

8/30/2013 - Compliance Deadlines Healthcare HHS HIPAA HITECH Notice of Privacy Practices Notice Requirements

Tick, Tock: Less than 60 Days to Comply with Updated HIPAA/HITECH Rules

There are now less than 60 days left for covered entities and business associates to implement provisions set forth in the final omnibus HIPAA/HITECH rules issued by the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services (HHS) in...more

7/26/2013 - Compliance Contractors Deadlines HHS HIPAA HIPAA Omnibus Rule HITECH Subcontractors

Bring Your Own Device Programs and Health Care: Too Risky to Work? - Scripts - News for the Health Care Community

Recent workplace surveys report that as many as 87% of employees use personal electronic devices for work, raising compliance, data loss, and security risks for their employers. As a result, designing a workable...more

7/10/2013 - Bring Your Own Device Cell Phones Compliance Healthcare Healthcare Professionals Mobile Devices Privacy Policy Smartphones Social Media

New COPPA Rule Now In Effect

In December 2012, the Federal Trade Commission (FTC) issued revisions to the Children’s Online Privacy Protection Act Rule (COPPA Rule or Rule). The COPPA Rule creates extensive parental notice and consent requirements, among...more

7/1/2013 - COPPA Data Protection FTC Internet Parental Consent Personally Identifiable Information

Privacy Regulators Take to the Web in Search of Deficient Privacy Policies

Regulators have historically taken a reactive approach to privacy and information security issues related to websites and mobile apps, often waiting to take action until a potential violation has been brought to their...more

5/31/2013 - COPPA Data Collection Data Protection EU Data Protection Laws FTC Mobile Apps Websites

Scripts - April 2013

In This Issue: - Key Provisions In the Final Omnibus HIPAA/HITECH Rules and What They Mean for You - NLRB and EEOC May Target Employer Efforts to Keep Employees Quiet During Internal Investigations -...more

4/8/2013 - Anti-Retaliation Provisions Business Associates Confidential Employer Investigations Data Protection Deadlines EEOC Healthcare HIPAA HIPAA Omnibus Rule HITECH I-9 Medical Malpractice Negligence NLRB Notice Requirements Title VII USCIS

President Obama’s Cybersecurity Executive Order and What it Means For Your Organization

On February 12, President Obama signed a much-anticipated cybersecurity executive order intended to “enhance the security and resilience” of U.S. critical infrastructure. The executive order is very similar to a draft leaked...more

2/15/2013 - Barack Obama CIGR Critical Infrastructure Sectors Cybersecurity Cybersecurity Framework DHS Executive Orders Information Sharing Infrastructure NIST

HIPAA Risk Analysis

HIPAA relies heavily on risk analysis in multiple contexts. For example, risk analysis has a major role in the Breach Notification Rule under the new regulations issued by the U.S. Department Health and Human Services on...more

2/7/2013 - Covered Entities Data Breach Data Collection Data Protection HHS HIPAA HIPAA Omnibus Rule OCR PHI Security Rule

A Comprehensive Summary of the Final Omnibus HIPAA/HITECH Rules: Key Provisions and What They Mean for You

Executive Summary - On January 25, 2013, the Federal Register will publish final omnibus rules written by the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services (HHS) to modify the HIPAA Privacy, Security, Breach...more

1/25/2013 - Business Associates Compliance Covered Entities Data Breach Data Protection Deadlines Enforcement Fundraisers GINA HIPAA HITECH Marketing Notice Requirements OCR PHI Privacy Policy

Brace for Impact – Final HITECH Rules Will Require Substantially More Breach Reporting

HHS has finally issued its omnibus HITECH Rules. Our firm will issue a comprehensive summary of the rules shortly, but of immediate import is the change to the breach reporting harm threshold. The modification will make it...more

1/18/2013 - Data Breach Enforcement Actions HHS HIPAA HIPAA Omnibus Rule HITECH PHI Privacy Rule Reporting Requirements

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