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Advocate Health to Pay Largest Ever HIPAA Settlement

USA - August 17 2016 On Thursday, August 4, 2016, the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services (HHS), Office for Civil Rights (OCR) announced that Advocate Health...

Meenakshi Datta, Rina Mady.

HHS Office for Civil Rights Updates Its Website with Guidance on HIPAA Audits and Unique Device Identifiers (UDIs)

USA - August 4 2016 HHS-OCR has updated its website with guidance on two important and current issues: ongoing HIPAA audits and deidentification. After officially...

Frances E. Faircloth, Colleen Theresa Brown.

OCR Announces First HIPAA Settlement With a Business Associate

USA - July 7 2016 On June 24, 2016, Catholic Health Care Services of the Archdiocese of Philadelphia (“CHCS”) entered into a resolution agreement with the Department...

Meenakshi Datta, Rina Mady.

Privacy Shield Text Updated

USA, European Union - July 6 2016 The final text of the much anticipated EU-US Privacy Shield has been sent by the European Commission for review and approval to the Article 31...

Alan Charles Raul, Cameron F. Kerry, Francesca Blythe, William RM Long, Colleen Theresa Brown.

Federal Trade Commission Issues Guidance for mHealth App Developers

USA - April 12 2016 The U.S. Federal Trade Commission (FTC) in coordination with the Food and Drug Administration (FDA), the Department of Health and Human Services’...

Nancy K. Stade, Meenakshi Datta, Edward R. McNicholas.