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HHS releases final ‘meaningful use’ rules
  • Locke Lord LLP
  • USA
  • July 26 2010

Under the Health Information Technology for Economic and Clinical Health (HITECH) Act of 2009, eligible hospitals and healthcare professionals qualify for Medicare and Medicaid incentive payments when they adopt certified electronic health records (EHR) technology and use it to achieve specified objectives


Business associate regulations effective; enforcement uncertain
  • Locke Lord LLP
  • USA
  • February 24 2010

New requirements making the HIPAA privacy and security rules applicable to business associates of healthcare entities became effective on February 17, 2010


Massachusetts Supreme Court affirms dismissal of data breach claims brought against retailer by financial institutions
  • Locke Lord LLP
  • USA
  • March 3 2010

Recently, the Supreme Judicial Court of Massachusetts upheld two lower court decisions dismissing, on separate motions to dismiss and for summary judgment, a number of claims brought by credit unions against a retailer in connection with a breach of debit and credit card data


Study shows cost of data breaches increases
  • Locke Lord LLP
  • USA
  • February 9 2010

The Ponemon Institute, a privacy and information management research firm, released its fifth annual U.S. Cost of a Data Breach Study (the “Study”


HHS “early innovator” grants announced
  • Locke Lord LLP
  • USA
  • November 8 2010

In late-October, the Department of Health and Human Services (HHS) announced state grants to design and implement information technology in order to operate health insurance exchanges


Connecticut Insurance Department issues new data breach notification requirements
  • Locke Lord LLP
  • USA
  • August 31 2010

The Connecticut Insurance Department ("Department") issued Bulletin IC-25 (the "Bulletin"), dated August 18, 2010, to require all entities doing business in Connecticut that are licensed by or registered with the Department to notify the Department of any information security incident


FTC issues guide for businesses on securing data stored by digital copiers
  • Locke Lord LLP
  • USA
  • December 30 2010

The Federal Trade Commission (the "FTC") recently issued a publication entitled Copier Data Security: A Guide for Businesses (the "Publication") to alert businesses of the potential data security threat posed by digital copiers


FTC issues guidance regarding requirement that businesses provide victims and law enforcement with transaction records relating to identity theft
  • Locke Lord LLP
  • USA
  • December 30 2010

The Federal Trade Commission (the "FTC") recently issued a publication entitled Businesses Must Provide Victims and Law Enforcement with Transaction Records Relating to Identity Theft (the "Publication"


FTC extends effective date of Red Flags Rule to December 31, 2010
  • Locke Lord LLP
  • USA
  • May 28 2010

On May 28, 2010, the last business day before the June 1, 2010 effective date for the Red Flags Rule, the Federal Trade Commission issued a press release announcing another extension of the enforcement date


Congress passes act to exclude attorneys, other professionals from reach of Red Flags Rule
  • Locke Lord LLP
  • USA
  • December 13 2010

On December 8, 2010, the United States House of Representatives passed Senate Bill 3987, the Red Flag Program Clarification Act of 2010, to exempt lawyers, doctors, accountants, and other professionals from the Red Flags Rule