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OCR Begins HIPAA Phase 2 Audits

What covered entities and business associates can do to prepare for the next round of audits. On July 11, the HIPAA Phase 2 audits commenced when 167 covered entities received notice of a desk audit from the Department...more

7/19/2016 - Breach Notification Rule Business Associates Covered Entities Data Breach HHS HIPAA HIPAA Audits HITECH OCR PHI Security Risk Assessments

UK Data Privacy Laws in a Post-Brexit World

Following the United Kingdom’s nonbinding vote to leave the European Union (“Brexit”), what do businesses need to consider for data privacy compliance?...more

6/29/2016 - Cybersecurity Data Breach Data Protection EU General Data Protection Regulation (GDPR) UK UK Brexit UK Data Protection Act

OCR Launches Phase 2 of HIPAA Audits

Five suggested steps healthcare organizations and their contractors should take to prepare. On March 21, the Office of Civil Rights (OCR) of the Department of Health and Human Services launched Phase 2 of the HIPAA Audit...more

3/25/2016 - Business Associates Covered Entities Data Breach HHS HIPAA HIPAA Audits HITECH OCR PHI

The Judicial Redress Act of 2015 Becomes Law

Passage of the Act facilitates two data-sharing agreements between the European Union and United States that will improve transatlantic business, privacy, and security. On February 24, the Judicial Redress Act of 2015...more

3/2/2016 - Data Breach Data Protection DOJ EU EU Data Protection Laws International Data Transfers Judicial Redress Act Personal Data US-EU Safe Harbor Framework

New EU Data Protection and Cybersecurity Laws Finalised

The General Data Protection Regulation places new obligations on businesses to protect personal data with high financial penalties for noncompliance. The European Commission has confirmed that the new General Data...more

12/24/2015 - Cybersecurity Data Breach Data Protection Data Transfers EU Popular

New California Privacy Laws

California continues to lead the way in passing new or updating existing data protection legislation. The weekly disclosure of new data breaches that involve retail and other corporations has focused the general public...more

12/24/2014 - Breach Notification Rule COPPA Cybersecurity Data Breach New Legislation Popular Privacy Laws

Florida’s Strict New Data Breach Notification Law Takes Effect

The new law sets up one of the most robust data protection regimes in the United States and is relevant to any business that collects personal information nationwide....more

7/9/2014 - Breach Notification Rule Corporate Counsel Cybersecurity Data Breach Data Protection

New California Law Protects Online Account Information

As of January 1, security breach notifications must be provided to consumers when certain account information is compromised. On September 27, California Governor Jerry Brown signed into law Senate Bill No. 46 (S.B....more

10/11/2013 - Cybersecurity Data Breach Data Protection Notice Requirements Passwords Personally Identifiable Information User Names

HHS Releases HIPAA/HITECH Omnibus Final Rule

Rule finalizes many provisions of the proposed rule, imposing new privacy and security obligations directly on business associates and modifying the definition of "breach" and the required factors to be considered in a risk...more

1/21/2013 - Business Associates Data Breach Data Protection GINA HHS HIPAA HIPAA Omnibus Rule HITECH Notice Requirements OCR PHI Risk Assessment

OCR Reaches $50,000 Settlement with Hospice for Small Data Breach

Enforcement action sends a strong message to the healthcare industry and reaffirms the need for security risk analysis and mobile-device security policies and procedures....more

1/8/2013 - Data Breach Data Protection Electronic Medical Records HIPAA HITECH HONI Mobile Devices OCR PHI Settlement

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