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Mobile Health App Developers Under Fire for Misleading Claims and Irresponsible Privacy Practices

by Dechert LLP on

Mobile health apps are becoming more and more popular as a tool for consumers in maintaining healthy lifestyles. However, there is a growing concern that the health-related benefits are being over-stated by mobile health app...more

Aveta And The Use Of Confidential Info In FCA Cases

by Morrison & Foerster LLP on

In a recent case in the District of Puerto Rico, United States ex rel. Valdez v. Aveta Inc., et al., No. 15-cv-01140-CCC (D.P.R.), the former president of Puerto Rican-based managed health care provider Aveta Inc., Jose...more

Data Privacy And Protection Efforts Start With A Company Policy, But Don’t End There

If your company has a data privacy policy in place, make sure you live up to its provisions. Failure to do so makes it more likely that the Federal Trade Commission (“FTC”) will pursue an enforcement action against the...more

New York Court Finds Clinic Not Liable for Employee's Disclosure of PHI

A federal district court dismissed an action against an employer alleging vicarious liability for an employee’s dissemination of a patient’s protected health information (PHI) related to treatment for a sexually transmitted...more

A HIPAA Primer

by Michael Drumke on

A primer on the Health Insurance Portability and Accountability Act of 1996 (HIPAA)....more

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