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The Australian Prudential Regulation Authority ("APRA") has issued the final version of its new prudential practice guide, "Prudential Practice Guide CPG 235 - Managing Data Risk" ("Data Guide"). The Data Guide aims to assist...more
On October 22, 2013, the National Institute of Standards and Technologies (NIST) released its “Preliminary Cybersecurity Framework,” with comments due 45 days after publication in the Federal Register. NIST expects the window...more
Given the prominence of recent cyber attacks, the importance of comprehensive cyber security policies in both the private and public sectors has received increased attention. As part of a comprehensive approach to cyber...more
“Cyber” insurance can be an extremely valuable asset in an organization’s strategy to address and mitigate cyber security, data privacy and other risks. But selecting and negotiating the right insurance product can present a...more
Yesterday, the Belgian Privacy Commission’s announced its intention to make enforcement its number one priority:
- A dedicated inspection task force will be set up pro-actively monitoring companies and organisations...more
In an October 7th decision, the United States District Court for the Central District of California upheld coverage under a commercial general liability policy for a hospital data breach that compromised the records of nearly...more
Earlier this month, the Department of Justice announced the indictment of 13 individuals associated with the hacker organization Anonymous for a widespread scheme to disrupt and shut down commercial and government websites....more
On October 7, 2013, a federal district court in California held that the Advertising Injury coverage in a comprehensive general liability policy issued by Hartford Casualty Insurance Company (Hartford) covered two class...more
Those insurance company apps that track an individual’s driving habits in exchange for lower rates also can determine the car’s physical location even without global positioning capabilities, a new study finds.
On September 19, 2013, the Office of Civil Rights of the Department of Health and Human Services (“OCR”) released guidance on a number of privacy protections, the most significant of which relates to the refill reminder...more
Following the publication of the new Data Protection Regulation in 2012, the DLA Piper EU Regulatory team are working closely with insurance and reinsurance clients to identify and mitigate the risk associated with the...more
North Dakota has amended its Notice of Security Breach for Personal Information statute, North Dakota Century Code Section 51-30 et seq., to expand the definition of “personal information” to include “medical information” and...more
Here a breach, there a breach, everywhere a data breach. Verizon’s most recent 2013 Data Breach Investigations Report remarks that “[p]erhaps more so than any other year, the large scale and diverse nature of data breaches...more
This has been a busy week for the Department of Health and Human Services / Office for Civil Rights (HHS/OCR). It has started releasing guidance on various provisions of the Omnibus HIPAA final rule (the "Final Rule") in...more
Today’s the day! Today marks the long-awaited compliance date for the HIPAA Omnibus Rule.
In case you have put any thoughts of compliance with the Omnibus Rule out of your mind, you can no longer escape.
In response to recent litigation as well as concerns from the health care industry and privacy advocates, the Office for Civil Rights (OCR) has published guidance regarding the scope of the refill reminder exception under the...more
September 23rd is the HIPAA Omnibus Rule compliance deadline. The Rule expands the definition of Business Associates (BAs). Are you prepared?
Incorrect determinations lead to increased risk and potential liability for...more
Just days before the September 23, 2013 enforcement date for the new HITECH Act Omnibus rules, the Department of Health and Human Services' Office for Civil Rights has published several new guidance tools and documents. On...more
On September 23, 2013, Covered Entities and Business Associates must be compliant with the final Health Insurance Portability and Accountability Act (HIPAA) Omnibus Rule (the “HIPAA Final Rule”). The HIPAA Final Rule modified...more
The HHS Office of Civil Rights (OCR) recently released several versions of a model Notice of Privacy Practices (NPP) for use by covered entity health plans and health care providers. The notices have been written specifically...more
The HIPAA Privacy Regulations have long required covered entities to seek a patient authorization in order to use or disclose protected health information ("PHI") for marketing purposes. However, the Office for Civil Rights...more
The White House has announced its eight preliminary incentives to encourage private sector owners and operators of critical infrastructure (CI) to adopt the final Cybersecurity Framework, now under development by the...more
In response to a recent lawsuit and outcry from a variety of players in the health care market, the Department of Health and Human Services (“HHS”) has committed to issuing guidance by September 23rd (the compliance date for...more
The final regulations implementing the Health Information Technology for Economic and Clinical Health (HITECH) Act were issued in January and compliance is required by September 23, 2013. The final regulations require covered...more
Don’t look now, but another HIPAA deadline is just around the corner.
As we noted last month, the deadline is looming for employer-sponsored health benefit plans to come into compliance with U.S. Department of Health...more