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Konczal: Dodd-Frank Reforms Get Roughed Up in Court
Medicaid Receiving Startlingly Little Attention As Everyone Discusses Medicare
Obama Administration Calls for Free Access to Federally Funded Research
Can Virginia Block Non-Residents from FOIA Requests? Supreme Court Hears Oral Arguments
Should Wall Street Fear Mary Jo White?
Looking Ahead to Washington State’s Legalized Marijuana Marketplace
Congressman: My Plan Would Reduce Student Loan Defaults: Video
Local Governments Continue to Fight States for Right to Govern Fracking
Tax Questions to Ask Yourself with the End of 2012 and the Fiscal Cliff Approaching
Obama Blocks Chinese-Owned Wind Project Out of Concerns for National Security
Crystal Ball Perspective: Will Healthcare Reform be Repealed if Romney Wins the Presidential Election?
Stewart Baker, Former GC of NSA, on Why the Cybersecurity Act Failed & Threat of Tomorrow’s Terrorism
Not Prepared for Healthcare Reform? Three things employers need to focus on now.
Who pays for road damage in Pennsylvania after ACT 13?
Smartphone Data Solution: Sharing Airwaves
The Apellate Process Explained - Kathi Sandweiss discusses the appeals process and what it can and can't do for your situation.
Marcellus gas fuels Natural Gas Vehicles
Natural gas encourages industrial and large commercial end-users to revisit their operational plans
NLRB Posting Rule Delayed Again, Will We Ever See Resolution?—McKenna Long's Seth Borden
Is there a way to safely use social media in the interview process?
The New Jersey Supreme Court recently held that the New Jersey Department of Environmental Protection (NJDEP) may not conduct a warrantless administrative inspection of a residential property subject to a Freshwater Wetlands...more
A Santa Clara County Superior Court judge recently ruled that emails and text messages concerning city business but stored on a public official’s personal device are subject to the Public Records Act (PRA). The PRA request at...more
Full text copy of Supreme Court's dismissal of lawsuit challenging federal wiretapping program.
On Tuesday, February 26, 2013, a divided Court dismissed a challenge to the FISA Amendments Act, which permits federal...more
On February 20, 2013, the U.S. Supreme Court heard oral argument in McBurney v. Young, No. 12-17, a case with potentially major implications for businesses that use state freedom of information acts (FOIAs) to obtain...more
The CFPB has issued a final rule that establishes procedures for the public to obtain information from the Bureau of Consumer Financial Protection, under the Freedom of Information Act, the Privacy Act of 1974, and in legal...more
On 7 February, the European Commission (EC) published an EU Cyber Security Strategy encompassing a proposed Directive on Network and Information Security (NIS Directive). The aim of the Strategy and NIS Directive is to...more
The Final Rule offers significant changes to patient rights and patient protections. (There is much more to the rule, but other aspects are not addressed in this post. Here you may find a link to the HIPAA Omnibus Rule, a...more
For a first look at the HIPAA omnibus rule, I had a Google+ Hangout on Air with Brian Ahier and Deven McGraw. We talked through the changes made to the privacy and security rules, the breach notification rule, the enforcement...more
The final regulations from Department of Health and Human Services Office of Civil Rights (OCR) containing modifications to the HIPAA Privacy, Security, Enforcement, and Breach Notification Rules (Omnibus Rule) have finally...more
Yesterday, the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services (HHS) released the long-awaited final rules implementing changes to the HIPAA privacy and security rules enacted in 2009 by the HITECH Act....more
The long awaited HIPAA/HITECH Final Rule is out. The final rule is effective March 26, 2013, but covered entities (CEs) and business associates (BAs) will have 180 days beyond the effective date to come into compliance....more
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
To restate the obvious, hospitals operate in a risky environment. They face a variety of risks and a blanket of government regulations. You have to admire the Chief Compliance Officer at a hospital. They learn to live with...more
In This Issue:
- FEDERAL ISSUES
- STATE ISSUES
- FIRM NEWS
- FIRM PUBLICATIONS
- CONSUMER FINANCE
- PRIVACY/DATA SECURITY
- Excerpt from...more
The 112th Congress saw a lot of activity focused on new and changing technologies, but few legislative breakthroughs. Early in the year, there was significant activity around intellectual property and online piracy issues,...more
Employers in Nebraska should take note that the Nebraska Legislature has recently introduced a bill that would prohibit employers from demanding access to applicants' and employees' social media accounts. Similar bills were...more
On January 2, 2013, HHS announced that the Hospice of North Idaho (HONI) agreed to pay $50,000 and enter into a Corrective Action Plan (CAP) as part of a settlement involving a breach of unsecured electronic protected health...more
Nearly all businesses today are involved in some way in the development or distribution of mobile applications. The first part of this Client Alert highlights recent activities of the California State Attorney General to...more
Yesterday Kamala Harris, California's Attorney General, issued Privacy on the Go: Recommendations for the Mobile Ecosystem. The report and recommendations are intended to encourage app developers and others in the mobile...more
A November 8, 2012 blog post entitled “Post-Election Cybersecurity” analyzed a draft Executive Order on critical infrastructure cybersecurity. A newer version, dated November 21, 2012, is similar to the prior version with...more
Originally published in Privacy & Security Law Report on January 7, 2013.
The privacy landscape in Latin America is undergoing significant changes. With the enactment or implementation of laws in Colombia, Costa Rica,...more
Healthcare suppliers and service providers live in a regulated world. They are constantly under audit scrutiny. Sometimes federal agencies (i.e private contractors) conduct the audits; other times state agencies conduct the...more
In This Issue:
- NLRB Protects Workers' Rights to Post About Job on Facebook
- 6 States Ban Companies from Asking for Social Media Passwords
- Health Law Requires Employers to Offer Family Care to All
California’s Attorney General released, on January 10, 2013, a lengthy set of recommended privacy practices aimed at app developers, app platform providers, mobile ad networks, operating system developers, and mobile...more
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