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Idaho State University (ISU) was recently the target of an investigation and enforcement action for violations of the privacy and security rules of the Health Insurance Portability and Accountability Act (HIPAA)....more
In a recent decision, the first federal appellate court to address the rights of school officials to search student cell phones held that a student’s violation of a school rule regarding technology did not justify a general...more
In This Issue:
- U.S. Supreme Court to Rule on Causation Factor in Retaliation Claims
- Student Sues University Over the Right to Keep a Guinea Pig in a College Dorm for Emotional Support
The Omnibus Rule went into effect on March 26, 2013. While covered entities and business associates have until Sept. 23, 2013, to comply with new restrictions and obligations, they can take advantage of the rule’s benefits...more
Earlier this week, Harvard University acknowledged the fact that, in the wake of last summer’s cheating scandal that rocked the campus, it had secretly searched the e-mail accounts of 16 Resident Deans. The e-mail search was...more
As schools increase the use of technology to communicate with and about students, questions arise about the intersection between the data created and student records laws, such as the Federal Educational Rights and Privacy...more
Each Tuesday the #Edchat hashtag brings together educators from across the globe to discuss education-related topics on Twitter. Last week one of the questions on #Edchat was “How do we train educators to teach in programs...more
In This Issue:
- SPECIAL EDITION ON THE HIPAA OMNIBUS FINAL RULE PART I
- REVISIONS TO THE RULES ON BREACH NOTIFICATION
- FINAL RULE REQUIRES GROUP HEALTH PLANS AND PROVIDERS TO UPDATE THEIR NOTICE OF PRIVACY...more
On January 8, 2012, the U.S. District Court for the Western District of Texas issued a ruling denying a preliminary injunction in a case involving the use radio-frequency identification (RFID) tags embedded in name badges to...more
Requiring a high school student to carry an identification card with an RFID chip does not violate the student’s First Amendment religious and free speech rights.
The Northside Independent School District in San Antonio...more
In this issue of Focus on Employment and Labour, FMC's Andrea Raso Amer and Eric Sherbine present their article "Canada's Highest Court Rules on Employee Privacy Rights over Work Computer".
Canada's Highest Court Rules...more
The results of the California STAR test are expected to be delayed about two weeks after it was discovered that several school sites may have breached standardized testing protocol. Over 400 images related to the test were...more
A new bill introduced in the United States House of Representatives would make it illegal for employers to require applicants and employees to turn over their social media passwords.
The bill, styled: Social Networking...more
I spoke with the Legaco Express for Paralegals, and shared my views on the ever-changing field of information law and the opportunities paralegals may explore within this evolving field. We discussed the skills excellent...more
Earlier today, the Hon. Jon E. Beetem, Circuit Court Judge, Cole County Missouri, issued a preliminary injunction temporarily halting the enforcement of Missouri’s new “Facebook” law. Describing the law as an overbroad...more
Internet safety refers to the various issues facing students due to the widespread use of the Internet in today’s society, and the need for common practices to keep children and all users safe. Therefore, it is...more
In This Issue:
Understanding the Privacy Rights of HIPAA & FERPA in Schools; Does your School Really "Own" its Intellectual Property? And, Upcoming Statutory Deadlines.
Understanding the Privacy Rights of HIPAA &...more
Web-based technologies are part of an exciting new frontier aimed at delivering efficient, accessible, and affordable products and services to their clients. The rapid advance of web- or cloud-based technologies has opened up...more
The shift from desktop- and server-based software to what is alternately referred to as “Software-as-a-Service” (SaaS) or “the cloud” is one of the most significant transitions to occur in computing in the last 20 years....more
In this document we aim to demystify the concept of Software-as-a-Service and educate attorneys on how to evaluate the suitability of available solutions for their practice.
Topics addressed include an overall description...more
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