Published: April 12, 2013
Tags: Health Insurance Portability and Accountability Act, HIPAA, nursing homes, privacy
Federal privacy law preempts a state law authorizing the release of medical records of deceased residents of nursing homes to certain designated individuals, the 11th U.S. Circuit Court of Appeals has ruled in affirming a summary judgment.
Published: February 12, 2013
Tags: agency enforcement, data breach, data security, Department of Health and Human Services, Health Insurance Portability and Accountability Act, health plans, HIPAA, personal health information, privacy
Doctors, hospitals, other medical providers and companies who do business with them are facing big changes as a result of new HIPAA regulations.
WASHINGTON – The justices of the U.S. Supreme Court are trying to dissect the language of a poorly worded federal statute that protects drivers’ personal information from misuse in an effort to determine whether lawyers broke the law in looking for potential class action plaintiffs.
WASHINGTON – In an effort to bring more transparency to the consumer data collection industry, the Federal Trade Commission has issued orders to nine data brokerage companies directing them to supply the agency with information about how they collect and use consumers’ personal records.
A plaintiff could not recover damages under the Stored Communications Act based on a claim that her employer accessed the contents of her cell phone without her consent, the 5th Circuit has ruled in affirming judgment.
A West Virginia man can sue for the wrongful disclosure of his mental health records to his estranged wife and her divorce attorney as a result of last week’s decision by the state’s highest court that HIPAA does not preempt such claims.
With the use of facial recognition technology on the rise, the Federal Trade Commission has released a report with recommendations on how companies can protect consumers’ privacy.
A woman didn’t violate the Stored Communications Act when she hacked into her brother-in-law’s personal e-mail in the course of a domestic dispute, the South Carolina Supreme Court has ruled in reinstating a summary judgment.
California employers will be prohibited from demanding email or social media account passwords from employees and job seekers under a bill signed into law by Gov. Edmund G. Brown Jr.
An Ohio lawyer is being sued in federal court for allegedly conspiring to use evidence acquired through illegal electronic surveillance to win her client’s divorce case.