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DWT Amy Mushahwar- (4)Amy S. Mushahwar Joins Davis Wright Tremaine

Amy Mushahwar, a lawyer with nearly two decades of experience working in the field of privacy and information security, has joined Davis Wright Tremaine as a partner in the firm’s Washington, D.C., office. As both a lawyer and former technologist, Ms. Mushahwar is adept at helping clients fully understand the legal ...

Webinar Recording: New Guidance on HIPAA: Nine Changes to Make

New Guidance on HIPAA: Nine Changes to Make While there have not been significant regulatory changes to HIPAA since 2013, that doesn’t mean that compliance can be static. The Department of Health and Human Services (HHS) Office for Civil Rights (OCR) has issued guidance in several areas, ranging from an individual’s ...

HIPAA98imageGDPR matchup: The Health Insurance Portability and Accountability Act

This article first published in the IAPP’s Privacy Tracker blog. In this Privacy Tracker series, we look at laws from across the globe and match them up against the EU General Data Protection Regulation. The aim is to help you determine how much duplication of operational effort you might avoid as you ...

securityChina’s Cybersecurity Regulators Issue Procedural Rules to Strengthen Enforcement Power

For the past several years, the Cyberspace Administration of China (the “CAC”) has risen to a very important status among the Chinese national government’s agencies. However, it lacks a specific procedural law to empower it with specific enforcement actions. Against this background, the CAC issued the Provisions on Administrative Law ...

health carePublic Still Must Be Kept Private Under HIPAA

A not-for-profit health care system recently agreed to pay the Department of Health and Human Services (HHS) $2.4 million as part of a settlement over potential Health Insurance Portability and Accountability Act (HIPAA) violations. The incident at issue involved the system releasing a patient’s name to the press, consumer advocacy ...

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textPrivate Right of Action Under Canadian Anti-Spam Legislation Suspended Indefinitely

On June 7, 2017, the Canadian government announced that it is suspending indefinitely the private right of action provided for by Canada’s Anti-Spam Legislation (“CASL”), which sets forth the country’s regime of disclosures, consent, and unsubscribe requirements for commercial electronic messages and installation of computer programs, which we discuss here. CASL ...

HIPAAenforcementHIPAA Enforcement Actions by the Numbers

Protecting patient information is a central duty for both covered entities and business associates under the Health Insurance Portability and Accountability Act (HIPAA).  Should an entity subject to HIPAA fail to protect patient information, it may face possible enforcement action from the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services’ Office ...

2017Slide1DWT Releases Latest Health Care Breach Charts

Following the HITECH Act, the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services, Office for Civil Rights (OCR) issued regulations requiring HIPAA covered entities to provide certain notifications for breaches of unsecured protected health information. OCR provides data on its website for breaches affecting 500 or more individuals. To better understand trends ...

slide50Webinar Recording: FCC’s New Privacy Rules (Part 2)

Notice, Choice, and Prospects in the New Administration The FCC adopted new privacy and security rules for telecommunications carriers—including ISPs—on October 27. In this second of two webinars in DWT’s series examining the rules, DWT experts analyzed the core Notice and Choice rules’ requirements, provided perspectives on differences with the FTC’s ...

sensitiveHIPAA Starter Pack

HIPAA stands for the Health Insurance Portability and Accountability Act of 1996, but there’s a more to it than that. Immerse yourself in an introduction to one of the most talked about and relevant laws today. Every American under the Affordable Care Act should be aware of HIPAA. Individuals or companies ...
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