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Revised COPPA rules go into effect July 1, 2013
  • Foley Hoag LLP
  • USA
  • July 1 2013

In order to "keep up with technology," the FTC revised the Children's Online Privacy Protection Rule (COPPA) in 2012. As a result of those revisions


The wait is over! HHS finally issues revised HIPAA privacy and security regulations
  • Foley Hoag LLP
  • USA
  • 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 regulatory amendments


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


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


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


Another Massachusetts health care provider hit with big HIPAA settlement: Massachusetts Eye and Ear Infirmary pays $1.5 million
  • Foley Hoag LLP
  • USA
  • September 18 2012

Late yesterday, the HHS Office for Civil Rights ("OCR") announced that it had reached a $1.5 million settlement with Massachusetts Eye and Ear Infirmary and Massachusetts Eye and Ear Associates, Inc. ("MEEI") to settle potential HIPAA Security violations


New Hampshire federal court interprets the Computer Fraud and Abuse Act more narrowly than Massachusetts federal court and dismisses claims based on violations of computer use restrictions
  • Foley Hoag LLP
  • USA
  • August 9 2012

A recent case from the U.S. District Court for the District of New Hampshire highlights the split between the District of New Hampshire and the District of Massachusetts over the proper interpretation of the Computer Fraud and Abuse Act (CFAA), 18 U.S.C. 1030, in particular the phrase "exceeds authorized access."


White House states support for Sen. Lieberman's Cybersecurity Act of 2012
  • Foley Hoag LLP
  • USA
  • July 26 2012

The Obama Administration officially put its weight behind Sen. Lieberman's Cybersecurity Act of 2012, with the issuance of the following Statement of Administration Policy


Vermont quietly updates its data security law
  • Foley Hoag LLP
  • USA
  • June 1 2012

You may have missed it, because it came without fanfare and does not seem to have made the data security trade press, but in early May, the State of Vermont updated its data security law


$1.5 million settlement of first HIPAA enforcement action resulting from HITECH Breach Notification Rule
  • Foley Hoag LLP
  • USA
  • March 14 2012

The trend toward increasingly large health information breach settlements has continued with yesterday's announcement that Blue Cross Blue Shield of Tennessee (BCBST) has agreed to pay the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services (HHS) $1,500,000 to settle potential violations of HIPAA's Privacy and Security Rules, HHS's Office of Civil Rights