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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 Red Flags suits come to an end as lawyers and doctors are exempted
  • Foley Hoag LLP
  • USA
  • March 12 2011

While the effect of the federal legislation modifying the FTC Red Flags Rule has been known for a while, the court proceedings that challenged the rule have now caught up


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


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."


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


Ponemon Institute's 2011 cost of data breach study released
  • Foley Hoag LLP
  • USA
  • March 25 2012

The annual Ponemon Institute report on data breaches has been released


NIST launches web site for national strategy for trusted identities in cyberspace
  • Foley Hoag LLP
  • USA
  • January 20 2011

The National Institute of Standards and Technology (NIST), a federal agency within the Department of Commerce, has launched a web site detailing the President Obama's proposed National Strategy for Trusted Identities in Cyberspace (NSTIC


U.S. Supreme Court upholds NASA background checks
  • Foley Hoag LLP
  • USA
  • January 19 2011

In NASA v. Nelson, decided today by the U.S. Supreme Court, the high court rejected a challenge to "a section of a form questionnaire that asks employees about treatment or counseling for recent illegal-drug use . . . and to certain open-ended questions on a form sent to employees’ designated references."


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