Since November 2011, the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services (HHS), through its Office for Civil Rights (OCR), has been conducting audits of covered entities (the “HIPAA Audit Program”) for compliance with the privacy and … [Read more] about HIPAA Covered Health Plans Beware: HHS Office of Civil Rights Kicks Off HIPAA Audit Program
The United States Supreme Court Rules that Certain GPS Surveillance Constitutes a Search under the Fourth Amendment The United States Supreme Court’s decision in U.S. v. Jones, 132 S. Ct. 945 (2012), reveals deep fractures in the Court’s … [Read more] about <i>U.S. v. Jones</i>, 132 S. Ct. 945 (2012)
It is being widely reported that the HIPAA/HITECH Act Omnibus Final Rule will be issued in March 2012. This omnibus rule is expected to include: A final breach notification rule. A final HIPAA Enforcement Rule, implementing changes mandated by the … [Read more] about HIPAA/HITECH Act Privacy Rule Coming Soon?
The European Commission has released its final draft proposal for comprehensive reform of data protection standards in the European Union. This draft of a proposed new General Data Protection Regulation (the “Regulation”) is largely consistent with … [Read more] about European Commission Releases Final Draft of Proposed Overhaul of Data Protection Regulation in Europe