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Virginia Set to Become Second State to Pass a Comprehensive Privacy Law

USA - February 4 2021 The long wait to see if any state would join California in passing a comprehensive privacy law is finally coming to an end, as the Virginia Senate…

Kirk J. Nahra.

Fifth Circuit Issues Landmark HIPAA Decision That Will Impact Future OCR Investigations

USA - January 20 2021 On January 15, 2021, the Fifth Circuit vacated a $4.3 million penalty that the Office of Civil Rights (OCR) at the Department of Health and Human…

Kirk J. Nahra.

Congress Passes Bill to Mitigate Penalties for Potential HIPAA Violations

USA - December 22 2020 On December 19, the Senate passed H.R.7898, which the House of Representatives had previously passed on December 9. This law amends the Health…

Kirk J. Nahra.

California AG Proposes Fourth Set of Modifications to CCPA Regulations

USA - December 11 2020 On December 10, 2020, less than two months after proposing previous modifications, the California Attorney General’s Office proposed a fourth set of…

Kirk J. Nahra.

The CPRA Is Voted Into Law

USA - November 4 2020 On November 3, the California Privacy Rights and Enforcement Act (“CPRA”) was voted into law with close to 56 percent of California voters supporting…

Kirk J. Nahra.