Topic: privacy protection

Summary of Final Omnibus HIPAA/HITECH Rules

No time read all 563 pages of the US Department of Health and Human Services Office for Civil Rights’ HIPAA/HITECH Omnibus Rule? Here’s a summary of key points: Effective Date: “The Enforcement Rule changes are effective on March 26, 2013. The additional 180 days afforded for most of the provisions in the Final Rule apply… Read more »

New HIPAA Omnibus Rule Modifies Privacy and Breach Notification Requirements for Health Care Providers

“The Final Rule represents the most significant development in healthcare privacy law since the issuance of the final Privacy Rule and Security Rule a decade ago.” (Morgan Lewis) On January 17, 2013, the Office for Civil Rights (OCR) of the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services (HHS) released its final omnibus rule, strengthening the… Read more »

Developers Take Note: California Sues Delta for Violating the State’s Mobile App Privacy Laws

Here’s a cautionary tale for any company connecting with customers and clients on mobile devices. During one of the year’s busiest travel seasons, when a change of plans can cost travelers upwards of $150, Delta Airlines was just hit with a lawsuit for NOT changing a thing. (Oh, the irony.) Earlier this year, California Attorney… Read more »