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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


“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 OCR issues guidance regarding methods for de-identification of PHI in accordance with HIPAA
  • Foley Hoag LLP
  • USA
  • November 27 2012

On November 26, HHS OCR released guidance regarding methods for de-identification of protected health information in accordance with the HIPAA Privacy Rule


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."


Massachusetts Attorney General secures $140,000 settlement of claims that patient information was left in a town dump
  • Foley Hoag LLP
  • USA
  • January 7 2013

The Massachusetts Attorney General announced today that the former owners of a medical billing practice and four pathology groups have agreed to


HHS announces first HIPAA breach settlement involving less than 500 patients
  • Foley Hoag LLP
  • USA
  • January 2 2013

The Department of Health and Human Services' Office for Civil Rights ("HHS OCR") announced today that it was, for the first time, entering into a monetary


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


Facebook posting about patientHIPAA violationphysician sanctions
  • Foley Hoag LLP
  • USA
  • May 12 2011

The case of Dr. Alexandra Thran should cure any physician of the desire to discuss a patient on Facebook


White House releases long-anticipated privacy report
  • Foley Hoag LLP
  • USA
  • February 23 2012

The White House has finally released its long-anticipated report on consumer 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: