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Mobile Apps: Key Privacy, Security and Data Collection Considerations

by Patrick Law Group, LLC on

Over the past three years, mobile application usage in the U.S. has increased by 111%, and over 50% of digital media consumption in the U.S. is now through mobile apps. As consumer use of mobile apps continues to rise, the...more

Global Privacy & Cybersecurity Update Vol. 14

by Jones Day on

New York Attorney General Announces Record Number of Data Breach Notices in 2016 - On March 21, 2017, the New York Attorney General's Office announced that it received 1,300 reported data breaches in 2016—a 60 percent...more

HIPAA spring check-up: Your obligations to safeguard third-party patient health information in medical records produced in...

You’ve had your apple a day, but you can’t keep the subpoenas away… And, if your organization is facing a request seeking records or other materials that may contain patient health information (“PHI”), it bears...more

Guidelines for De-Identification, Anonymization, and Pseudonymization

by Bryan Cave on

De-identification of data refers to the process used to prevent personal identifiers from being connected with information. The FTC indicated in its 2012 report Protecting Consumer Privacy in an Era of Rapid Change:...more

FCC Adopts Privacy Regulations for Broadband Internet Service Providers

by White & Case LLP on

On October 27, 2016 the FCC announced its adoption of an Order establishing a set of privacy regulations ("Broadband Privacy Rules") governing the use of consumer personal information by Broadband Internet Service Providers...more

Conducting Market Research? How to Take the "PII" out of Data to Avoid Privacy Concerns

by Bryan Cave on

Data can be valuable for a variety of reasons. Organizations often find that one of its greatest values is to research product or service markets, customer behaviors, or market trends. ...more

At A Glance: De-Identification, Anonymization, and Pseudonymization

by Bryan Cave on

De-identification of data refers to the process used to prevent personal identifiers from being connected with information. The FTC indicated in its 2012 report Protecting Consumer Privacy in an Era of Rapid Change:...more

The Downside of De-Identification

by McGuireWoods LLP on

A recent blog published in the Yale Journal of Law & Technology highlights rising concerns that use of anonymized “big data” can cause just as many societal problems as use of non-anonymized consumer data. ...more

New Hampshire Establishes Privacy Protections for Student Online Personal Information

California again has provided a model of privacy legislation for other states to follow. New Hampshire Governor Maggie Hassan recently signed into law House Bill 520 (the “Bill”), a bipartisan effort to establish guidelines...more

The changing Australian Privacy Principles: Increased risks for employers

by DLA Piper on

In an age where the management of data is largely electronic, employers have a much greater opportunity to collect and retain vast amounts of information, much more than ever before. This information is useful to have on file...more

De-Identifying Protected Health Information: OCR Issues Long-Awaited Guidance

by Pepper Hamilton LLP on

The HIPAA Privacy Rule is intended to protect individually identifiable health information by limiting its use and disclosure. But the Privacy Rule expressly permits the de-identification of that information, and in doing so...more

OCR Releases De-Identification Guidance

by BakerHostetler on

The HHS Office of Civil Rights (OCR) recently released guidance intended to assist covered entities in understanding what de-identification is, the general process by which de-identified information can be created, and the...more

HIPAA De-Identification Guidance

by McDermott Will & Emery on

Office of Civil Rights has released additional guidance addressing the de-identification of protected health information in accordance with the HIPAA Privacy Rule. Covered entities should review their current...more

OCR Issues Guidance On HIPAA Privacy Rule’s De-Identification Standard

On November 26, 2012, the Department of Health and Human Services Office for Civil Rights (“OCR”) published a thirty-two page document titled “Guidance Regarding Methods for De-identification of Protected Health Information...more

Office of Civil Rights Releases Guidance on De-Identification of PHI Under HIPAA Privacy Rule

by Foley & Lardner LLP on

On November 26, 2012, the Department of Health and Human Services Office for Civil Rights (OCR) released long-overdue guidance on how covered entities subject to the Health Insurance Portability and Accountability Act (HIPAA)...more

OCR Issues Guidance on Methods for De-Identification of PHI Under HIPAA

On November 26th, the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services Office for Civil Rights (OCR) released guidance on the methods that covered entities and business associates can use to de-identify protected health...more

OCR releases HIPAA privacy rule guidance on de-identifying PHI

by The Harlow Group LLC on

Just two and a half years after hosting a workshop on the HIPAA Privacy Rule's de-identification standard, OCR has issued its "Guidance Regarding Methods for De-identification of Protected Health Information in Accordance...more

Guidance Regarding Methods for De-identification of Protected Health Information in Accordance with the Health Insurance...

by Ken Moyle on

The Department of Health and Human Services Office for Civil Rights released its long-awaited guidance regarding the de-identification of protected health information in compliance with the Health Insurance Portability and...more

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