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Google Fined $57 Million in First Major Enforcement of GDPR Against a US-based Company

France - January 23 2019 On January 21, 2019, Google was fined nearly $57 million (approximately 50 million euros) by France’s Data Protection Authority, CNIL, for an alleged…

Jared M. Bruce

Three Boston Hospitals Pay Close to $1 Million in HIPAA Settlements for Disclosing Personal Health Information to Film Crews

USA - October 1 2018 On September 20, 2018, the Department of Health and Human Services (HHS), Office for Civil Rights (OCR) announced settlements with three Boston…

Tyler J. Simms

Attorney General Announces Ninth Annual Fraud Takedown Targeting Opioid Epidemic

USA - July 2 2018 On June 28, 2018, Attorney General Jeff Sessions and Department of Health and Human Services (HHS) Secretary Alex M. Azar III announced the ninth year…

Jennifer Orr Mitchell

California Enacts Sweeping Privacy Law

USA - June 29 2018 In a unanimous vote on June 28, 2018, California lawmakers enacted a landmark, first-of-its-kind data privacy law that is intended to give consumers…

New OCR Checklist Outlines How Health Care Facilities Can Fight Cyber Extortion

USA - February 2 2018 As technology has advanced, cyber extortion attacks have risen, and they will continue to be a major security issue for organizations. Cyber extortion…

Jennifer Orr Mitchell, Sydney N. Pahren