The state of Oregon has passed a comprehensive data protection law (SB0619), which will go into effect in July 2024.
What do you need to know about SB0619, also
The Federal Trade Commission has published a detailed blog post on health information, setting the stage for future enforcement … and not just regarding health information.
There are some eye-opening…Continue Reading The FTC is Looking to Protect Health Information… and More
Washington Governor Jay Inslee has signed the My Health, My Data Act into law.
Here are some key takeaways.
Approach to privacy: The people of Washington regard their privacy as…Continue Reading Washington’s My Health, My Data Law: What You Need to Know
For deidentification under the traditional laws like HIPAA, removal of identifiers qualifies.
That was a key facet of what I discussed last week on an anonymization panel during the IAPP…Continue Reading Deidentification vs Anonymization: What Is Enough?
- Health information is sensitive.
- Sharing it with third parties for advertising is more sensitive.
- Doing it behind a log-in where there is no expectation of such tracking?
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.
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.
California lawmakers recently passed legislation that amends the California Consumer Privacy Act.
“The most significant outcome of AB 713’s passage is that, pending California Gov. Gavin Newson’s signature, information that…
Continue Reading CCPA Amendments Address Deidentified Health Data
On the sixth day of CCPA the California Senate Health Committee gave to me … a HIPAA carve-out.
AB 713, reported favorably by the California Senate Health Committee, would expand…
Continue Reading CA Senate Proposes Expanded CCPA Carve-Outs Related to HIPAA, Biomedical Research
A study shows that “92 percent of 36 mental health apps shared data with at least one third party — mostly services that help with marketing, advertising, or data analytics.”…
Continue Reading Mental Health Apps Sharing Health Data Without Disclosure or Consent