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Healthcare Employers, Beware: HIPAA Whistleblowers Could Be (Legally) Leaking Protected Health Information

by Fisher Phillips on

In this day and age, healthcare employers are quite familiar with the Health Insurance Portability and Accountability Act (HIPAA), which protects the disclosure of patients’ confidential health information. After all, in the...more

Better KM in an Age of Need-to-Know Security

by Prosperoware on

Double-edged Sword: Protect & Deliver - 2016 was a banner year for cyber incidents as records breaches increased by 556% with more than four billion records leaked. The regulatory and client response has been...more

Recent ('Business-As-Usual') Insights - Learning Lessons and Avoiding Common Pitfalls

With a raft of regulatory change on the agenda, and Brexit on the horizon, it is all too easy for focus to be unwittingly diverted away from business-as-usual (BAU) operations. However, any firm that does take its eye off the...more

The Panama Papers Make ‘Share Everything’ Security Policies a Thing of the Past

by Prosperoware on

The breach of the Panamanian law firm, Mossack Fonseca, two weeks ago and the ensuing leak of 11.5 million documents — 2.6 terabytes of data — to the press revealed in extraordinary detail how offshore bank accounts and tax...more

What is the "Need to Know" Standard?

by McGuireWoods LLP on

Under the majority Upjohn approach, the attorney-client privilege can protect lawyers' communications with any level of corporate client employee — if the lawyers need the employees' factual information before giving their...more

5 Things Every Company's Data Security Program Should Include

by JD Supra Perspectives on

What's the one thing every company's data security program must include? That's the question we put recently to experts in the field, knowing that, especially after Heartbleed, the diversity of responses would create an...more

What Does the IRS Bitcoin Ruling Mean for Virtual Currency?

by JD Supra Perspectives on

Because Bitcoin is fungible and greatly fluctuates in value on a daily basis, Bitcoin users will need to track their cost basis for each Bitcoin obtained and determine whether they have gain or loss on the subsequent exchange...more

The 3 Most Significant Tax Matters for Multinationals in 2014

by JD Supra Perspectives on

What is the most significant tax consideration facing multinationals in 2014? That’s the question we recently put to leading tax advisors, asking for their quick take on the matter as we launch our new 'Need to Know' series....more

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