I posed a question in Part 1 of this post which I will summarize here: is personal health information provided to a Patient Assistance Program (PAP) in order to help with covering the cost of prescription drugs protected as “protected health information” (PHI) under HIPAA?
A proposed settlement has been reached in the multi-district consumer litigation Target faces following a data breach that compromised at least 40 million credit cards during the 2013 holiday shopping season.
There has been extensive litigation filed in the wake of the many high-profile data breaches over the last several years, but by and large the lawsuits have been filed on behalf of consumers or employees.
Given the exponential rise in security breaches and hacking activity in past few years and the almost constant headlines in the press of yet another major security breach, information security should be a front burner issue for every business.
The Big Sky Country’s data breach statute is going to see some small changes come October.
On March 14, 2015, the Federal Trade Commission (FTC) announced procedural revisions governing the FTC process when it loses an injunction bid in federal court, to block the consummation of a merger pending its in-house administrative proceedings on the legality of the merger.
Montana and Wyoming recently amended their data breach statutes to expand the definition of personally identifiable information or PII (partly to address tax fraud issues, which we recently blogged about here), to require notice to state regulators (Montana), and to increase the quality and quantity of information that an entity reporting a breach must disclose to the affected individuals (Wyoming).
Last week, DOJ’s Assistant Attorney General Leslie Caldwell took to the Justice Department’s blog to rally support behind recent White House proposals that would bolster law enforcement tools for prosecuting those who create, sell or advertise malicious “spyware.”
The Privacy Technical Assistance Center (“PTAC”), a resource center established by the U.S. Department of Education for information on data privacy, recently released guidance relating to Terms of Service agreements.
Now that we’re past the ides and pies of March we can get down to the main attraction: March Madness.