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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


Facebook settles FTC charges that it deceived consumers, agrees to 20 year consent order
  • Foley Hoag LLP
  • USA
  • November 29 2011

In a settlement announced today by the Federal Trade Commission and Facebook, the social networking service agreed to settle "charges that it deceived consumers by telling them they could keep their information on Facebook private, and then repeatedly allowing it to be shared and made public," according to the FTC's press release


HHS reports on breaches of unsecured protected health information
  • Foley Hoag LLP
  • USA
  • January 22 2012

In its recent Annual Report to Congress on Breaches of Unsecured Protected Health Information, the Office of Civil Rights of the Department of Health and Human Services, we see confirmation of certain trends-- bigger breaches and breaches involving theft of electronic media:


Jail time for man who accessed computer of a competing medical practice
  • Foley Hoag LLP
  • USA
  • January 24 2012

An Atlanta, Georgia man was sentenced earlier this month to one year and one month in prison for intentionally accessing a computer of a competing medical practice, and taking personal information of the patients


Is public-private information sharing needed to respond to the massive increase in cyber attacks?
  • Foley Hoag LLP
  • USA
  • December 19 2011

Interesting article in Friday's Wall Street Journal on potential cybersecurity legislation to improve information sharing between industry and government


Key elements of the new “omnibus” HIPAA privacy and security regulations
  • Foley Hoag LLP
  • USA
  • January 24 2013

On January 18, 2013, nearly four years after the passage of the HITECH Act and its amendments to HIPAA, and nearly three years after it proposed


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


AMA adopts policy on "professionalism in the use of social media"
  • Foley Hoag LLP
  • USA
  • November 29 2010

The American Medical Association recently published a policy on "Professionalism in the Use of Social Media," in an apparent attempt to address growing concerns about patient confidentiality and privacy in various internet settings


More consumer data security and privacy legislation introduced
  • Foley Hoag LLP
  • USA
  • September 12 2011

The latest legislator to enter into the federal data security and privacy sweepstakes is Senator Richard Blumenthal (D-CT) who introduced legislation, S. 1535, on September 8


Will a smart card make students smarter or is it a dumb idea?
  • Foley Hoag LLP
  • USA
  • October 28 2010

In what is assuredly a sign of things to come, the Boston Public Schools have announced that they are piloting a smart card for students, called the BostONE Card