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FTC Hearings Exploring Algorithms, Artificial Intelligence, and Predictive Analytics Focus on Notions of Fairness, Transparency and Ethical Uses

The FTC continued its series of public hearings on Competition and Consumer Protection in the 21st Century with two days of hearings on November 13-14 focused on “Algorithms, Artificial Intelligence, and Predictive Analytics.” During two days of discussions and testimony panelists generally agreed that new regulations in this

Where Is the HIPAA Right to Defend One’s Self?

When a patient publicly disparages a health care provider, HIPAA leaves the health care provider in a seemingly impossible situation. If the health care provider does not respond and dispute the allegation, then its reputation – a precious commodity to an organization that relies on patients to trust it with

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Examining Cyber Fraud During the Holidays

As fall is winding down, the air is cooler, leaves drop, and people start shopping. Some estimates show that 30 percent of yearly sales for small and mid-size retailers take place in the last two months of the year, and 71 percent of consumers

Lights, Camera, Action!: HIPAA Enforcement for Camera Crews on Hospital Premises

HIPAA and 15-minutes-of-fame are not compatible. In September 2018, the federal Department of Health and Human Services, Office for Civil Rights (“OCR”) announced that it had reached settlements with Boston Medical Center (“BMC”), Brigham and Women’s Hospital (“BWH”), and Massachusetts General Hospital (“MGH”) totaling $999,000, to resolve allegations that the

Joint FTC Initiative Announces New Cybersecurity Resources for Small Businesses

On October 18, 2018, the Federal Trade Commission (FTC) – along with the Department of Homeland Security (DHS), the National Institute of Standards and Technology (NIST), and the Small Business Administration (SBA) – unveiled a new cybersecurity campaign specifically designed to assist small businesses with limited resources. The campaign follows

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Webinar: The Practical Reality of Design Influence in IoT

Join us for a webinar on December 13th at 11am PST/2pm EST: The Practical Reality of Design Influence in IoT

The technology sector is under increasing pressure to protect users and data from cyber threats. Regulatory oversight and recently passed legislation in California require reasonable security for devices that connect

Adam Greene to Speak at AHLA’s Physicians and Hospitals Law Institute

The American Health Lawyers Association presents their annual Physicians and Hospitals Law Institute in San Antonio, TX from February 4-6, 2019. The Physicians and Hospitals Law Institute will focus on legal challenges faced by physicians and their counsel, the legal challenges faced by hospitals and health systems and their counsel,

Adam Greene on HIPAA and the HITECH Act [Podcast]

Originally published in the Compliance and Ethics Blog

Both HIPAA and the HITECH Act have been around forever in compliance years, but that doesn’t mean that the challenges they pose have all been met.

In fact, Adam Greene, a partner at Davis Wright Tremaine in Washington, DC explains that

The Privacy Road Ahead: The California Consumer Privacy Act and Strategic Planning for 2019 Webinar

The magnitude of the compliance effort many businesses will undertake to become compliant with the California Consumer Privacy Act (“CCPA”) should not be underestimated. Despite its facial similarity to Europe’s new privacy law, the GDPR, the CCPA is a different law with different goals, a different enforcement scheme, and perhaps

The California Consumer Privacy Act: Implications for the Health Care Ecosystem

The Health Care Cloud Coalition’s October Monthly Meeting will be presented by DWT’s Rachel Marmor on October 25 at 1pm EDT.

The California Consumer Privacy Act is making headlines as the first comprehensive regulation of consumer data in the United States. Though the law (following recent amendments) exempts entities covered

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