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After a Strong Enforcement Presence in 2015, OCR Starts 2016 with a $239,000 Civil Money Penalty Judgment
  • Reed Smith LLP
  • USA
  • March 3 2016

It has been a busy winter for the US Department of Health and Human Service, Office for Civil Rights ("OCR"). Since November 2015, the agency has

‘Tis the Season . . . to Prepare for Phase 2 HIPAA Audits
  • Hogan Lovells
  • USA
  • December 17 2015

Though the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services Office for Civil Rights (OCR) has told organizations to expect the Phase 2 HIPAA audits soon

Top 3 data privacy, security issues in-house counsel should focus on in 2015
  • Quarles & Brady LLP
  • USA
  • April 13 2015

Recent cyber attacks have caused companies to focus on privacy and security issues more than ever before. With the attack on Sony in December 2014

Connecticut development: new data encryption legislation introduced
  • Day Pitney LLP
  • USA
  • February 27 2015

On February 26, Bill No. 1024, titled "An Act Concerning the Security of Consumer Data," was introduced in the Insurance Committee of the Connecticut

Cybercrime on the rise: targeting banking institutions and insurance companies
  • Wilson Elser
  • USA
  • May 26 2015

Security experts are warning that 2015 is the "Year of the Healthcare Hack" as media outlets continue to report on a number of high-profile companies

Data breach in health insurer firm Anthem Inc.
  • Herzog Fox & Neeman
  • USA
  • February 24 2015

Anthem Inc., an administrator for health plans and health insurance firm, has recently announced that hackers attacked its database containing

The Anthem breach and an employer’s responsibilities for health plan data breaches
  • Calfee Halter & Griswold LLP
  • USA
  • March 11 2015

Reports of hacking and data breaches have been in the news lately, including a recent alleged attack on Anthem, the country's second largest health

Lessons learned and lessons confirmed: Community Health Systems' scary security breach
  • DLA Piper LLP
  • USA
  • September 4 2014

On August 19, 2014, Community Health Systems Professional Services Corporation ("CHSPSC") announced that foreign-based cyber-criminals by-passed the

Ebola outbreak prompts HHS bulletin on application of HIPAA during emergencies
  • Ogletree Deakins
  • USA
  • December 2 2014

The Health Insurance Portability and Accountability Act (HIPAA) was enacted by Congress and signed by President Bill Clinton in 1996. According to

New Jersey law requires encryption of personal information
  • Epstein Becker Green
  • USA
  • January 27 2015

On January 9, 2015, New Jersey Governor Chris Christie signed new legislation that will require health insurance carriers authorized to issue health