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Secured data transferNew FCC Stays ISP Data Security Rules from Wheeler Era

On Wednesday, the Chairman Pai-led FCC adopted an Order granting a stay of the data security rules that were adopted as part of the Commission’s 2016 Privacy Order spearheaded by former FCC Chairman Wheeler. The stay will maintain the data security rules that have been in place for several years, ...

Data protection, internet security flat illustration conceptsNew FCC Chairman Moves to Roll Back Privacy Rules for Internet Service Providers

Ever since the presidential election and the replacement of former Obama administration FCC Chairman Tom Wheeler with former Republican commissioner and now Chairman Ajit Pai, communications industry and privacy policy observers of all stripes have expected the new FCC to roll back much or all of the agency’s pre-election (October ...

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, ...

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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 ...

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 ...
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