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With no federal law in sight, states continue to refine their own data privacy laws
  • McDermott Will & Emery
  • USA
  • July 21 2015

With no Congressional consensus to adopt a federal data privacy and breach notification statute, states are updating and refining their

Responding to subpoenas and other requests for personal health information: take them at face value
  • Dickinson Wright PLLC
  • USA
  • August 25 2015

Healthcare providers and other HIPAA covered entities receive requests for protected health information ("PHI") from a variety of sources on a daily

Is your organization adequately protected against liability under the new HIPAA “privacy” regulationsinsurance coverage considerations
  • Jenner & Block
  • USA
  • March 25 2013

On January 17, 2013, the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services (HHS) announced important modifications to the Health Insurance Portability and

EEOC issues proposed wellness programs rules under the ADA is your employer-sponsored wellness program “voluntary”?
  • Dechert LLP
  • USA
  • June 9 2015

Wellness programs are becoming more popular among employers as a way to promote healthy lifestyles for their employees. Most employers are aware that

New Jersey enacts health information encryption requirement
  • Alston & Bird LLP
  • USA
  • January 14 2015

New Jersey Governor Chris Christie has signed a new law requiring health insurance companies to protect client health information by encrypting the

OCR addresses application of HIPAA privacy rule to Workplace Wellness Programs
  • Arnall Golden Gregory LLP
  • USA
  • April 28 2015

Healthcare providers are accustomed to the privacy and Security Rules contained within the Health Insurance Portability and Accountability Act

EEOC proposes wellness program rules: new rules offer long-awaited guidance on how to incentivize wellness program participation without violating the Americans with Disabilities Act
  • Drinker Biddle & Reath LLP
  • USA
  • April 29 2015

The Equal Employment Opportunity Commission (EEOC) issued proposed rules (EEOC Proposed Rule) providing guidance on voluntary wellness programs under

HHS issues guidance on HIPAA and workplace wellness programs
  • Alston & Bird LLP
  • USA
  • April 22 2015

On Thursday, April 16, 2015, the Office for Civil Rights (OCR) of the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services (HHS) issued guidance, consisting

ADA and GINA: the EEOC suggests that additional layers of privacy protections for employee health information may be necessary
  • Hunton & Williams LLP
  • USA
  • July 22 2011

The EEOC recently released an informal discussion letter suggesting that employers may be obligated to do more than just maintain a separate file for employee medical records, especially when those records are in an electronic format

New HIPAA breach notification rule for group health plans creates another compliance obligation for employers
  • Davis Wright Tremaine LLP
  • USA
  • August 25 2009

Reports of personal information stolen from business databases and PCs, or from laptops full of confidential data lost in transit, have become regular features of the news