Sharon Klein

Sharon Klein

Pepper Hamilton LLP

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How to Avoid and Respond to a Cybersecurity Breach

In light of numerous recent data breaches, cybersecurity has emerged as an issue impacting organizations ranging from the local hardware store to the largest multi-national firms in the world. In short, no industry is immune...more

9/17/2015 - Banking Sector Breach Notification Rule CAN-SPAM Act COPPA Cyber Attacks Cyber Crimes Cyber Threats Cybersecurity Data Breach Data Protection Data Security FERPA Financial Institutions Gramm-Leach-Blilely Act Hackers Healthcare HIPAA HITECH OCR Personally Identifiable Information Privacy Laws Verizon

The Omnibus Final HIPAA Rule Is Here

On January 17, 2013, the Office of Civil Rights of the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services (HHS) announced the omnibus final rulemaking (Omnibus Rule). According to HHS, this Omnibus Rule is needed to strengthen...more

1/29/2013 - Business Associates Data Protection Electronic Medical Records HHS HIPAA HIPAA Omnibus Rule HITECH OCR Patient Privacy Rights PHI

De-Identifying Protected Health Information: OCR Issues Long-Awaited Guidance

The HIPAA Privacy Rule is intended to protect individually identifiable health information by limiting its use and disclosure. But the Privacy Rule expressly permits the de-identification of that information, and in doing so...more

1/5/2013 - Data Breach Data Protection De-Identification Health Information Technologies HIPAA Life Sciences OCR Personally Identifiable Information PHI

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