The Health Insurance Portability and Accountability Act of 1996 may be the most well-known privacy law in the United States, but it is also one of the most misunderstood.

Many

Continue Reading HIPAA Covers a Lot Less Than People Think. But Beware of Other US Privacy Laws.

The old saying went that “if you don’t want it on the front page of the newspaper, don’t put it in an email.” Well, if you don’t want to produce
Continue Reading If You Don’t Want It Released to an Employee, Don’t Put It in Your Employee Files

Hey hospitals, retirement homes and clinics! If you are using biometrics to control medication dispensing systems, then Illinois’ Biometric Information Privacy Act then (BIPA) has news for you.

The use
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The German Data Protection Conference (DSK) has issued an expert opinion on the state of surveillance laws in the United States.

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Continue Reading The German DSK Expert Opinion on FISA 702 Is Broader Than We Think

On August 27, 2021, Illinois Governor JB Pritzker signed the Protecting Household Privacy Act into law. It goes into effect Jan. 1, 2022.

House Bill 2553 prohibits Illinois law enforcement
Continue Reading Illinois’ Protecting Household Privacy Act Was Signed Into Law. Now What?