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Massachusetts reports on data breaches for 2007-2011

  • Foley Hoag LLP
  • -
  • USA
  • -
  • April 24 2012

The Massachusetts Office of Consumer Affairs and Business Regulation has issued its first annual report on data breaches

New Hampshire federal court interprets the Computer Fraud and Abuse Act more narrowly than Massachusetts federal court and dismisses claims based on violations of computer use restrictions

  • Foley Hoag LLP
  • -
  • USA
  • -
  • August 9 2012

A recent case from the U.S. District Court for the District of New Hampshire highlights the split between the District of New Hampshire and the District of Massachusetts over the proper interpretation of the Computer Fraud and Abuse Act (CFAA), 18 U.S.C. 1030, in particular the phrase "exceeds authorized access."

Deadlines, deadlines, deadlines: three important privacy and security dates

  • Foley Hoag LLP
  • -
  • USA
  • -
  • March 1 2010

In the past several days, three important information privacy and security deadlines have arrived

Ponemon Institute's 2011 cost of data breach study released

  • Foley Hoag LLP
  • -
  • USA
  • -
  • March 25 2012

The annual Ponemon Institute report on data breaches has been released

FTC issues revised business guide on ‘red flags’ identity theft rule

  • Foley Hoag LLP
  • -
  • USA
  • -
  • June 13 2013

The Federal Trade Commission has issued revised guidance designed to help businesses comply with the requirements of the Red Flags Rule, which

California Department of Public Health issues privacy breach fines to 8 health care facilities

  • Foley Hoag LLP
  • -
  • USA
  • -
  • November 27 2010

On November 19, the California Department of Public Health (CDPH) announced that eight health care facilities (mostly hospitals) have been assessed administrative penalties and fines totaling $792,500 after a determination that the facilities failed to prevent unauthorized access to confidential patient medical information

Medicare contractors lag on information security

  • Foley Hoag LLP
  • -
  • USA
  • -
  • January 22 2012

This report from the Office of the Inspector General for the Department of Health and Human Services reveals significant holes in Medicare contractor security

Medical groups challenge June 1 application of FTC Red Flags Rule

  • Foley Hoag LLP
  • -
  • USA
  • -
  • May 21 2010

Earlier today, the American Medical Association, American Osteopathic Association and the Medical Society of the District of Columbia filed a complaint that seeks to block the application of the Federal Trade Commission's Red Flags Rule to their members

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

Is the smart money chasing privacy and security?

  • Foley Hoag LLP
  • -
  • USA
  • -
  • July 5 2010

A recent article in the Wall Street Journal suggests that "top-tier venture-capital firms" have invested in start-up businesses in the privacy space in recent months