Evan J. Foster

Evan J. Foster

Saul Ewing LLP

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President Obama Announces New Legislative Proposal Focused on Improving the Nation’s Cybersecurity

In response to the recent wave of high-profile data breaches, President Obama has revealed proposed legislation aimed at improving the nation’s cybersecurity by increasing certain privacy protections, streamlining the...more

1/27/2015 - Barack Obama CFAA Consumer Privacy Bill of Rights Cybersecurity Federal Breach Notification Standard Information Sharing Legislative Agendas Student Digital Privacy Act

Heartbleed Bug Creates Risk for Businesses and Consumers

On April 8, 2014, several news agencies, including the New York Times and CNN, reported the discovery of a vulnerability in a core security protocol used by an estimated two-thirds of the world’s servers. The vulnerability...more

4/15/2014 - Amazon Cloud-Based Services Codenomicon Cybersecurity Data Breach Google Heartbleed Internet Privacy Mobile Devices Networks Security Audits

OIG Provides Direction and CMS Seeks Direction Relating to Electronic Activities in the Health Care Delivery System

The OIG recently posted an Advisory Opinion which concluded that a hospital's proposal to provide free access to an electronic interface between the hospital and area physicians for laboratory and diagnostic services was not...more

1/7/2013 - Anti-Kickback Statute CMS Electronic Medical Records Electronics Hospitals OIG Physicians Remuneration

OCR publishes guidance on two methods for de-identifying protected health information

On November 26, 2012, the HHS Office for Civil Rights (OCR) published guidance (the "Guidance") on the two approved methods for de-identifying protected health information (PHI) to satisfy the HIPAA Privacy Rule's...more

11/29/2012 - HIPAA OCR

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