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De-identifying protected health information: OCR issues long-awaited guidance
  • Pepper Hamilton LLP
  • USA
  • January 4 2013

The HIPAA Privacy Rule is intended to protect individually identifiable health information by limiting its use and disclosure. But the Privacy Rule

Start 2013 on the right foot - assess your organization's information risk
  • Jackson Lewis PC
  • USA
  • January 4 2013

The $50,000 in penalties that the Office for Civil Rights (OCR) recently imposed on a health care provider in Idaho was due in part to allegations that

Duty to notify of a data breach
  • Williams Mullen
  • European Union, USA
  • July 25 2013

The current draft of the proposed revisions to the EU Data Protection Directive would import into the law of EU member states an obligation to notify

Germany: will data transfers to the US become unlawful due to PRISM?
  • Taylor Wessing
  • Germany, USA
  • July 26 2013

From now on, any transfer of personal data from Germany to the US should be regarded unlawful under German data protection law. This was stated by

Children’s online privacy rights must be considered by companies
  • Quarles & Brady LLP
  • USA
  • January 12 2015

The Topps Company the maker of Ring Popsmay have been just trying to have a little marketing fun. But a recent contest the company sponsored in

Indiana Attorney General obtains data breachHIPAA settlement
  • Barnes & Thornburg LLP
  • USA
  • January 12 2015

On Jan. 5, 2015, a Marion County Court entered a Consent Judgment between the Indiana Attorney General and dentist Joseph Beck, regarding the alleged

Beware: your records may not be admissible in evidence
  • Berger Singerman LLP
  • USA
  • January 12 2015

Business litigants rely upon their records to prove what they did and when they did it in fulfilling their obligations and otherwise conducting their

Why tort liability won’t produce good cybersecurity
  • Steptoe & Johnson LLP
  • USA
  • January 12 2015

Government policymakers have been hoping for twenty years that companies will be driven to good cybersecurity by the threat of tort liability

HIPAA privacy and public health emergency situations
  • Gordon & Rees LLP
  • USA
  • January 12 2015

In light of the Ebola outbreak, the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services (HHS), Office of Civil Rights (OCR) has issued a bulletin reminding

Shorter and simpler, yes but is IBM’s new Cloud Services Agreement any sweeter?
  • Morrison & Foerster LLP
  • USA
  • January 12 2015

IBM has been receiving rave reviews in the media for simplifying its Cloud Services Agreement to a mere two pages in length. And yes, the Agreement