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$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


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


Medicare contractors lag on information security
  • Foley Hoag LLP
  • USA
  • January 22 2012

This report from the Office of the Inspector General for the Department of Health and Human Services reveals significant holes in Medicare contractor security


Google changes its privacy policies
  • Foley Hoag LLP
  • USA
  • January 24 2012

As many of you have probably seen already, Google is changing its privacy policies, effective March 1, 2012


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


“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


Inside Counsel magazine revisits SEC's cybersecurity guidance
  • Foley Hoag LLP
  • USA
  • January 18 2012

As we noted back in October, the SEC issued CF Disclosure Guidance: Topic No. 2: Cybersecurity


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


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


FTC announces agenda for workshop exploring practices, privacy implications of comprehensive collection of web data
  • Foley Hoag LLP
  • USA
  • November 26 2012

The FTC has announced a preliminary agenda for a program it calls "The Big Picture: Comprehensive Data Collection."