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New Hampshire struggles with First Circuit precedent on the Computer Fraud and Abuse Act, too
  • Foley Hoag LLP
  • USA
  • July 30 2013

An interesting article by Jeffrey Spear that appeared in the New Hampshire Bar News in July shows that the federal district court in New Hampshire is


“A million here, a million there” wellpoint settles HIPAA breach and security claims with HHS OCR for $1.7 million
  • Foley Hoag LLP
  • USA
  • July 12 2013

Managed care company WellPoint Inc. has agreed to pay the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services $1.7 million to settle potential HIPAA Privacy


FTC to host public roundtables in December to address evolving consumer privacy issues
  • Foley Hoag LLP
  • USA
  • September 17 2009

The Federal Trade Commission will host a series of public "roundtable discussions" to explore the privacy challenges posed by "technology and business practices that collect and use consumer data," including social networking, cloud computing, online behavioral advertising, mobile marketing, and the collection and use of information by retailers, data brokers, third-party applications, and other diverse businesses


Coming this month -- proposed HIPAA regs
  • Foley Hoag LLP
  • USA
  • May 2 2010

The Department of Health and Human Services announced that it will release proposed HIPAAHITECH Act regulations later this month, according to the HHS's recently published regulatory agenda


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


HHS reports 35 breaches impacting 500 or more people
  • Foley Hoag LLP
  • USA
  • March 2 2010

At the end of February, the HHS Office of Civil Rights ("OCR") posted on its website a list of HIPAA "covered entities" that have reported breaches of unsecured health information affecting more than 500 individuals


Massachusetts regulators propose amendments to information security regulations, delay enforcement until March 1, 2010
  • Foley Hoag LLP
  • USA
  • August 18 2009

On Monday, August 17, 2009, the Massachusetts Office of Consumer Affairs and Business Regulation (OCABR) indicated that it will be modifying some provisions of the strict Massachusetts information security regulations first promulgated last year, 201 CMR 17


DHS updates its "Handbook for Safeguarding Sensitive PII"
  • Foley Hoag LLP
  • USA
  • February 13 2011

The Department of Homeland Security has released its latest update to its internal guide to handling personally identifiable information


Tracking protection to be included in Internet Explorer 9: is this the tipping point?
  • Foley Hoag LLP
  • Global, USA
  • December 8 2010

Microsoft announced yesterday in its IE blog that it will be adding a tracking protection feature to Internet Explorer 9


500 is a magic number: health information breaches impacting 499 or fewer patients likely go uninvestigated by OCR
  • Foley Hoag LLP
  • USA
  • February 21 2011

In the recently-released fiscal 2012 budget for HHS, a dirty little secret has been acknowledged: the Office of Civil Rights does not have the resources to review all reported breaches of health information