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OCR Warns Providers and Media: Patient Privacy Remains Protected Despite Pandemic

USA - May 26 2020 Since the outbreak of COVID-19, the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services’ Office for Civil Rights (OCR) has issued various notifications of…

The Virginia Insurance Data Security Act - What You Need to Know

USA - May 22 2020 On March 11th, 2020, Virginia Governor Northam signed the Insurance Data Security Act (the “Act”) — HB 1334 — imposing requirements on all entities…

Privacy vs. Containment: Federal Privacy Legislation Meets COVID-19

USA - May 18 2020 As the federal, state, and local governments and industry grapple with how to respond to and prevent the spread of COVID-19, a group of senior…

Update: Coronavirus Cyberscams and Other Attacks - Scammers Are Still at It

USA - April 9 2020 The global coronavirus pandemic continues on, and the cyberattacks and scams continue to multiply. In the midst of the pandemic, hackers are…

Three cybersecurity and privacy recommendations when navigating Covid-19

USA - April 2 2020 While businesses grapple with the COVID-19 crisis, data privacy and data security regulation remains a pressing concern. Some significant state laws…

California Attorney General: CCPA Enforcement on Schedule Despite COVID-19

USA - March 30 2020 In letters submitted on March 17 and March 20, a coalition of nearly sixty business and organizations called on California Attorney General Xavier…

HHS Limited Waiver and Guidance on HIPAA and the Privacy Rule During COVID-19 Pandemic

USA - March 27 2020 Since the outbreak of COVID-19, the Department of Health and Human Services Office for Civil Rights (OCR) has issued various guidance documents on…

Coronavirus Cyber Scams: Outbreak Map Used to Spread Malware and Cyber Attack Experienced by the HHS

USA - March 24 2020 In the midst of the coronavirus pandemic, hackers are capitalizing on fears surrounding the outbreak by crafting COVID-19-themed attacks aimed to…

Cybersecurity and Infrastructure Security Agency Issues Initial Guidance on Essential Workers, Sectors

USA - March 23 2020 As many industries transition to alternate working arrangements in response to COVID-19, certain sectors and functions essential to the nation’s…

NYDFS Seeks Assurances from Regulated Entities in the Wake of COVID-19

USA - March 19 2020 The New York Department of Financial Services (“NYDFS”) has issued a series of Industry Letters requiring regulated institutions to submit…