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Massachusetts Attorney General secures $140,000 settlement of claims that patient information was left in a town dump

  • Foley Hoag LLP
  • -
  • USA
  • -
  • January 7 2013

The Massachusetts Attorney General announced today that the former owners of a medical billing practice and four pathology groups have agreed to

HHS announces first HIPAA breach settlement involving less than 500 patients

  • Foley Hoag LLP
  • -
  • USA
  • -
  • January 2 2013

The Department of Health and Human Services' Office for Civil Rights ("HHS OCR") announced today that it was, for the first time, entering into a monetary

California hospital fined $187,500 for octuplet mom breach

  • Foley Hoag LLP
  • -
  • USA
  • -
  • July 17 2009

As we reported on April 2, a California hospital breached the privacy of the infamous "OctoMom," Nadya Suleman

Good news and bad news: an employer is hiring; it's the HHS Office of Civil Rights

  • Foley Hoag LLP
  • -
  • USA
  • -
  • July 17 2009

In an email to its listserv earlier today, the federal Department of Health and Human Services announced it "is expanding its health information privacy enforcement team"

Lawsuit challenges legality of HITECH Act

  • Foley Hoag LLP
  • -
  • USA
  • -
  • July 12 2009

A federal suit has been filed that challenges the legality of the federal HITECH Act

ABA sues FTC to stop application of Red Flag Rules to lawyers

  • Foley Hoag LLP
  • -
  • USA
  • -
  • August 27 2009

In a move threatened but not expected this soon, the American Bar Association today sued the Federal Trade Commission, in an effort to stop the application of the Red Flags Rule to lawyers

Massachusetts regulators propose amendments to information security regulations, delay enforcement until March 1, 2010

  • Foley Hoag LLP
  • -
  • USA
  • -
  • August 18 2009

On Monday, August 17, 2009, the Massachusetts Office of Consumer Affairs and Business Regulation (OCABR) indicated that it will be modifying some provisions of the strict Massachusetts information security regulations first promulgated last year, 201 CMR 17

FTC to host public roundtables in December to address evolving consumer privacy issues

  • Foley Hoag LLP
  • -
  • USA
  • -
  • September 17 2009

The Federal Trade Commission will host a series of public "roundtable discussions" to explore the privacy challenges posed by "technology and business practices that collect and use consumer data," including social networking, cloud computing, online behavioral advertising, mobile marketing, and the collection and use of information by retailers, data brokers, third-party applications, and other diverse businesses

Connecticut AG opens new era in HIPAA enforcement with Health Net suit

  • Foley Hoag LLP
  • -
  • USA
  • -
  • January 13 2010

In the first instance of a state attorney general exercising the new powers granted by the Health Information Technology for Economic and Clinical Health Act ("HITECH Act"), Connecticut Attorney General Richard Blumenthal (and recently announced candidate for the U.S. Senate) filed suit today against Health Net of Connecticut, Inc. for failing to secure private patient medical records and financial information involving 446,000 enrollees in Connecticut and for failing to notify consumers of the security breach promptly

Doctors and other health care professionals challenge application of FTC Red Flags Rule

  • Foley Hoag LLP
  • -
  • USA
  • -
  • January 29 2010

The FTC Red Flags Rule faces another likely challenge, based on a January 27, 2010 letter sent to the FTC by the American Medical Association, the American Osteopathic Association, the American Dental Association, and the American Veterinary Medical Association