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Comments Sought of FCC Privacy Regime

On Friday, the Federal Register published the FCC’s January 17th Public Notice of the fact that eleven Petitions for Reconsideration were filed in the Broadband Privacy proceeding (WC Docket No. 16-106).  The Petitions challenge various aspects of the FCC’s new ISP privacy regime, and were filed by ISP and cable ...

42 C.F.R. Part 2 Final Rule Is Officially Delayed … Can Comments to HHS and OMB Fix It?

On January 18, 2017, the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services (HHS) published a final rule amending the Confidentiality of Substance Use Disorder Patient Records rule at 42 C.F.R. Part 2. Yesterday, HHS delayed the effective date of the rule from February 17 to March 21. While the rule adds ...

Patient Medical Record Icon. Flat Design.To Settle or Not to Settle – That Is the Question Raised by Recent HIPAA CMPs

On February 1, 2017, the Department of Health and Human Services, Office for Civil Rights (“OCR”) announced that the Children’s Medical Center of Dallas (“Children’s”) has paid a civil monetary penalty (“CMP”) of $3.2 million to resolve multiple HIPAA violations over several years. This CMP announcement raises a number of questions, ...

March1rev1HIPAA Small Breach Notifications Due March 1: “In Like a Lion, Out Like a Lamb” if You Submit Timely”

March 1, 2017 is the date by which HIPAA covered entities must notify the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services Office for Civil Rights (OCR) of “small” breaches of unsecured protected health information that were discovered in calendar-year 2016. A small breach involves fewer than 500 individuals. HIPAA Notification Requirements. ...

health care2016 Edition of HIPAA Regulations Released

The Code of Federal Regulations has recently published the 2016 version of the HIPAA regulations. This is the most up-to-date “official” version of the HIPAA regulations. We have created a version that includes PDF bookmarks to allow users to more easily jump from section to section. View the regulations  

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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 ...

Webinar Recording: FCC’s New Broadband Security Rules (Part 1)

Do you know what’s required to comply with the Federal Communications Commission’s new broadband security and data breach rules? DWT experts in the privacy and communications fields walked through the answers step-by-step in the first of two webinars examining the FCC’s privacy regime in-depth. We described the phase-in schedule for the rules examined ...

5 stepsHow Secure is Your Company?

Given all of the unknown variables that occur in a business, it’s important to see the potential threats right in front of you. Now’s the time to take inventory of risks that may face your business. A risk assessment is a standardized method of evaluating the potential risks that face your ...

data breachAre You Prepared For When Things Go Wrong?

If your company’s data suddenly becomes lost or stolen, or is accessed without authorization, can you handle what comes next? Every day, entities of all shapes and sizes experience some form of a security breach. Some are the result of system hacking, theft, or malware, but some are simply the ...
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