On August 8th, 2016, the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services (HHS) Office of Civil Rights (OCR) issued the largest Health Insurance Portability and Accountability Act (HIPAA) settlement to date with Advocate Health Care System (Advocate). Advocate agreed to pay $5.55 million to settle a variety of HIPAA violations. Advocate […]
Source: Cooley LLP | Media | Alerts | US House Passes Judicial Redress Act to Facilitate Safe Harbor Negotiations
Cooley Alerts | No More Safe Harbor: What Should Life Sciences and Biotech Companies Be Doing to Transfer Data to the US?
Source: Cooley LLP | Media | Alerts | No More Safe Harbor: What Should Life Sciences and Biotech Companies Be Doing to Transfer Data to the US?
Excellus, a BlueCross BlueShield (BCBS) provider servicing upstate New York, announced last week that it was the latest in a string of BCBS providers that experienced a data breach as a result of a cyberattack. CareFirst BlueCross Blue Shield, Anthem, and Premera Blue Cross all recently announced they were the victims of sophisticated cyberattacks […]
UCLA Health announced today that it was the victim of a cybersecurity attack. The press report disseminated by UCLA Health noted there is evidence that computer systems containing sensitive personal data and health data was accessed; however, at this time UCLA Health maintains that no personal or health data itself was accessed […]
This week, the Privacy and Security Workgroup within the Health IT Policy Committee was tasked by the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services (“HHS”) to discuss certain patient data protections. Specifically, they were asked to consider “updates or additional policies needed to address ethical privacy frameworks and research standards” […]