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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


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


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


Connecticut Attorney General reaches first state HIPAA settlement with Health Net
  • Foley Hoag LLP
  • USA
  • July 7 2010

On July 6, 2010, Connecticut Attorney General Richard Blumenthal announced a settlement with Health Net and its affiliates (Health Net of the Northeast, Inc, Health Net of Connecticut Inc, and parent companies UnitedHealth Group Inc and Oxford Health Plans) of a suit that cited failure to secure private patient medical records and financial information on nearly a half million Connecticut enrollees and promptly notify consumers endangered by the breach


One more thing to worry about - hard drives on digital copiers
  • Foley Hoag LLP
  • USA
  • May 20 2010

Many digital copiers are now able to store the scanned documents on flash memory or hard drives


Congressional aide shares secret ethics list with the world
  • Foley Hoag LLP
  • USA
  • November 1 2009

Last week, it was learned that a secret report of the U.S. House of Representatives Ethics Committee was disclosed -- apparently inadvertently -- by a junior committee staff member


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


Another big HIPAA settlement: the UCLA health system settles for $865,000
  • Foley Hoag LLP
  • USA
  • July 8 2011

In another sign that OCR is continuing to seek significant penalties for HIPAA violations, it announced on July 7 that the UCLA Health System ("UCLAHS") has agreed to settle potential violations of the HIPAA Privacy and Security Rules for $865,500 and has committed to a corrective action plan aimed at remedying gaps in its compliance with those rules