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Real Answers to Common Questions on Cybersecurity

by NAVEX Global on

Q: In my company, the IT directors see cybersecurity as an IT and software issue to be solved with software and hardware. How do I convince the team that employees need to also be trained on risky behavior – something that...more

Texting, Distractions, & the Law

by Howard Ankin on

The safe operation of a motor vehicle requires constant attention to the road and driving conditions. For this reason, the State of Illinois has passed several laws that prohibit the use of cell phones, tablets, and other...more

Alphabet Soup and Data Security

In the span of two days, mobile device users learned of two data breaches that could compromise their personal data. In one, Experian (a credit reporting agency) reported that it was hacked, potentially putting 15 million...more

Is Your HIPAA Compliance Program Ready for the FTC?

Everyone in healthcare knows that the next round of HIPAA audits is coming. Covered entities and business associates have long been advised to review and update their HIPAA security risk analyses, have business associate...more

Online Behavioral Advertising Guidelines Go Mobile

by Carlton Fields on

On September 1, the Digital Advertising Alliance (DAA) began enforcing its guidelines for online behavioral advertising regarding mobile advertising. The DAA, a notfor-profit independent body, develops industry-best practices...more

5 Tips for Quickly Identifying Responsive Data Sources for E-Discovery Collections

by Exterro, Inc. on

Working with IT or your service provider to collect/process from a variety of data sources, like email archives, file shares, legacy backup tapes, SharePoint, etc., can be a painful and complicated ordeal. You don’t...more

Time for a HIPAA Security Check-Up!

The 2015 HIPAA Security conference held by the National Institute of Standards and Technology (“NIST”) and the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services, Office for Civil Rights (“OCR”) kicked off last week with OCR’s...more

Social Media Week Part IV – Telling a Story About Honey

by Thomas Fox on

I continue my exploration of the use of social media in doing compliance by taking a look at a very innovative social media solution to a difficult compliance issue around, of all things, honey. This example shows how...more

Cloud Sharing Apps Scrutinized for ePHI

by LeClairRyan on

In a relatively short time period, the direct costs of document storage have dropped precipitously, and cloud-based document storage has become ubiquitous. Clearly, this is a wave of the future. But a recent settlement...more

FCC Proposes Record $100 Million Penalty for Alleged Violations of Open Internet Transparency Rule

by Davis Wright Tremaine LLP on

If you work for a broadband service provider and haven’t recently reviewed your FCC-mandated network management “transparency” disclosures posted on your website, we suggest you make that the next thing you do after reading...more

TracFone Settles Handset Unlocking Proceeding

by Davis Wright Tremaine LLP on

On July 1, 2015, TracFone Wireless, Inc. reached a settlement with the FCC concerning an investigation into TracFone’s handset locking and unlocking practices. The FCC’s Enforcement Bureau had been investigating whether...more

New Requirements Regarding Emergency Alert Access Imposed On Device Manufacturers And MVPDs

by Kelley Drye & Warren LLP on

On May 28, 2015, the FCC released a Second Report and Order and Second Further Notice of Proposed Rulemaking pursuant to authority granted by the Twenty-First Century Communications and Video Accessibility Act of 2010 (CVAA)...more

Seven Training Imperatives to Address Your Biggest Cyber Security Risk: Employee Behavior

by NAVEX Global on

One of your best defenses against a cyber attack? Your employees. Make sure they are trained on their role in protecting your organization. There are pros and cons to the digital world that we all live in. Pros include...more

Privacy And Data Security For Life Sciences And Health Care Companies

by Pepper Hamilton LLP on

Pepper Hamilton Health Care-Life Sciences Webinar - The explosion of mobile technology and Web applications linking patients with doctors, pharmacies and medical devices is undergoing scrutiny by the FDA, FTC, HHS and...more

What 2013 Gifts will Employers be Enjoying well into 2014?

by Baker Donelson on

The holidays have come and gone. I hope everyone enjoyed them, and I hope everyone received the gifts and presents they asked for. I come from a big family—three siblings, 14 aunts and uncles, and nearly twenty cousins....more

Privacy & Cybersecurity Update - December 2013

In This Issue: - European Commission Proposes Changes to the US-EU Safe Harbor: In our November Privacy & Cybersecurity Update,1 we reported that the European Commission was undertaking a review of the U.S.-EU...more

Advertising Law -- Nov 01, 2013

When Dental Hygiene Meets False Advertising Suits - Dental hygiene related class action settlements made news recently, when a federal judge in New Jersey granted final approval in one case and a second settlement...more

Bring Your Own Device Programs and Health Care: Too Risky to Work? - Scripts - News for the Health Care Community

by Poyner Spruill LLP on

Recent workplace surveys report that as many as 87% of employees use personal electronic devices for work, raising compliance, data loss, and security risks for their employers. As a result, designing a workable...more

High Anxiety: Five Basic Worries For Every Corporate Board

by Michael Volkov on

Life is full of anxieties. We all know that. Some suffer worse anxieties than others. As I often say, anxiety comes and goes. Anxiety cannot be measured but is something that everyone experiences on their own terms....more

OCR'S Breach Settlement: The First Ever Involving Less Than 500 Patients

by BakerHostetler on

The HHS Office for Civil Rights (OCR) started 2013 with a bang by announcing that it had reached "the first settlement involving a breach of unprotected electronic protected health information (ePHI) affecting fewer than 500...more

Health Law Alert: Deficient Data Security On Mobile Devices Leads To First HIPAA Breach Settlement Involving Less Than 500...

by Stinson Leonard Street on

On January 2, 2013, the U.S Department of Health and Human Services, Office of Civil Rights (OCR) announced its first HIPAA breach settlement involving less than 500 patients. OCR took action against a hospice provider in...more

First HHS OCR Settlement for HIPAA Breach Involving Less Than 500 Patients Sends Message to Providers

by King & Spalding on

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

First-Ever HIPAA Settlement Involving Fewer Than 500 Patients Announced

by Foley & Lardner LLP on

On January 2, 2013, the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services (HHS) announced a settlement with the Hospice of North Idaho (HONI) for potential HIPAA violations....more

Are Your Mobile Devices HIPAA Compliant? Practical Steps to Ensure Compliance

by Baker Donelson on

Mobile device use is becoming more commonplace in health care. Health care professionals use text messaging to communicate with each other about patient status. Medical schools now provide residents tablets to use as...more

Keep An Eye On Those Shiny, New Mobile Devices!

As physicians, nurses, therapists and health care providers continue to utilize new smart phones, tablets, and laptops in caring for patients, the Department of Health and Human Services (“HHS”) has responded with educational...more

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