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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 …

Webinar │DWT & RADAR: Navigating States and HIPAA Breach Notification Compliance, April 26

Join Adam Greene & RADAR on Thursday, April 26 for the FREE upcoming webinar: Navigating States and HIPAA Breach Notification Compliance and discover best practices for successfully navigating the growing regulatory complexities of compliance with breach laws and incident response management lifecycle. Learn ways to build an operational and compliant …

ICYMI in Cybersecurity and Data Breach

NC Data Breach Legislation Accounts for Ransomware Attacks

“Following an increase in reported state data breaches in 2017, North Carolina’s attorney general and a state representative introduced data breach legislation to better protect individuals,” HealthIT Security reports.


World Economic Forum: Cyber-Attacks Third Most Likely Global Risk in 2018

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Don’t Miss Adam Greene at the Health Care Compliance Association’s Washington DC Regional Conference

The Health Care Compliance Association will be holding it’s Washington DC Regional Compliance Conference in Columbia, MD on March 9, 2018.

Adam Greene will be presenting “Preparing for and Responding to Malware under HIPAA”, including:

  • Documenting preparedness for a malware attack
  • Whether ransomware and other malware requires reporting under the

Don’t Miss Out: The Health Care Cloud Coalition Monthly Meeting With Guest Speaker Linda Sanches From the Office for Civil Rights

The Health Care Cloud Coalition is kicking off it’s 2018 Monthly Meeting Series next Thursday, January 18th at 1:00 p.m. Eastern with a presentation from Linda Sanches, the Senior Advisor for Health IT and Privacy Policy from the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services Office for Civil Rights …

ICYMI: PrivSec’s Weekly News Picks

Interactive Advertising Bureau Releases Technical Standard to Facilitate Disclosure and Consent in Digital Advertising

IAB Europe reported that it “presented a new technical standard to support the digital advertising ecosystem in meeting requirements relating to user consent under the General Data Protection Regulation (GDPR).”


Working Party 29 Releases Joint

ACA’s Nondiscrimination Taglines and Notices Require Updating Your Notice of Privacy Practices

There has been confusion as to whether the Affordable Care Act’s nondiscrimination provision (“ACA”) affects a covered entity’s notice of privacy practices (“NPP”) or data breach notifications. OCR has issued guidance indicating that ACA does indeed impact NPPs. Moreover, breach notifications also likely are affected. Accordingly, if they have not …

Employer-Sponsored Health Plan HIPAA Compliance Checklist

The administrative simplification provision of the Health Insurance Portability and Accountability Act and its implementing regulations (HIPAA) impose obligations on employer-sponsored group health plans. Given recent high-profile HIPAA enforcement actions, employers should understand their compliance obligations. This checklist is intended to assist plan sponsors with HIPAA compliance for their plans.…