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SCOTUS Requires Warrant for Cell Phone Location Records

USA - June 22 2018 Today, in a 5-4 decision, the US Supreme Court ruled that the government's acquisition of information regarding an individual's location based on a…

OCR Issues Guidance on the Use of HIPAA Authorizations for Research

USA - June 15 2018 This week, the Department of Health and Human Services Office for Civil Rights (OCR) issued guidance on the use of HIPAA-compliant authorizations for…

Three Important Considerations For All Businesses in Light of GDPR

USA - May 25 2018 Today, the European General Data Protection Regulation ("GDPR") takes effect. The GDPR is the most comprehensive and complex privacy regulation…

$3.5 M OCR Settlement for Five Breaches Affecting Fewer Than 500 Patients Each

USA - February 2 2018 Yesterday, OCR announced its $3.5 million settlement with Fresenius Medical Care Holdings ("Fresenius") to resolve alleged HIPAA violations. While…

Connecticut Recognizes New Cause of Action for Breach of Patient/Physician Confidentiality

USA - January 17 2018 Based on the decision in a recent Connecticut Supreme Court case, patients may now sue physicians for breaching confidentiality. Previously…

Daniel J. Kagan, Stephanie Sprague Sobkowiak.