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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


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


“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


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:


"Privacy: why Europeans think you're inadequate"
  • Foley Hoag LLP
  • European Union, USA
  • November 20 2012

Gant Redmon of Co3 Systems has an interesting take on the differences in U.S. and EU privacy regimes in a Security Week column entitled, "Privacy: Why Europeans Think You're Inadequate."


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


Connecticut AG opens new era in HIPAA enforcement with Health Net suit
  • Foley Hoag LLP
  • USA
  • January 13 2010

In the first instance of a state attorney general exercising the new powers granted by the Health Information Technology for Economic and Clinical Health Act ("HITECH Act"), Connecticut Attorney General Richard Blumenthal (and recently announced candidate for the U.S. Senate) filed suit today against Health Net of Connecticut, Inc. for failing to secure private patient medical records and financial information involving 446,000 enrollees in Connecticut and for failing to notify consumers of the security breach promptly


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


New England-Israel Data Storage & Security Summit - November 14, 2011
  • Foley Hoag LLP
  • Israel, USA
  • October 27 2011

Ensuring strong and efficient data storage and secured systems is the foundation of any successful business in today's global business environment; the continued migration to cloud computing only amplifies this need


FTC releases final report: "Protecting Consumer Privacy in an Era of Rapid Change: Recommendations for Businesses and Policymakers"
  • Foley Hoag LLP
  • USA
  • March 26 2012

FTC has today, at last, released the final version of its original 2010 Report "Protecting Consumer Privacy in an Era of Rapid Change: Recommendations for Businesses and Policymakers."