Federal regulators announced last week that Illinois’ largest hospital chain would pay $5.5 million, a record payment under the Health Insurance Portability and Accountability Act (HIPAA), in connection with three 2013 data breaches that affected the protected health information of millions of its patients.
On June 30, 2016, Google withdrew its appeal from the UK Supreme Court in the landmark case of Google v. Vidal-Hall after the parties reached a settlement.
In a case that could have far-reaching implications for how companies are held liable for data security lapses, the FTC issued an order and opinion unanimously overturning its Chief Administrative Law Judge’s (ALJ) November 2015 dismissal of charges that LabMD’s allegedly lax data security measures were unfair practices under Section 5 of the FTC Act (see our coverage of the ALJ’s decision here).
After over four years of debate, the General Data Protection Regulation (GDPR) recently came into force, taking effect after a two year transition period, i.e. from 25 May 2018.
According to media reports, the B.C. government is developing a new smartphone app that will one day allow people access to secure government websites, services and databases simply by tapping their new Services Card to their smartphones in order to authenticate their identity.
In what appears to be the first decision of its kind, the British Columbia Labour Relations Board (the “Board”) recently accepted electronically signed union membership cards submitted in support of a union certification application.
When fashion fuses with high tech, we see our friends show up with trendy wearables, such as smart watches, fitness bands, and even high-tech, designer purses.
This week, the OCR warned covered entities and business associates of “one of largest threats to organizations”: insider threats.
Phoenix, Arizona, based Banner Health (Banner), reportedly one of the largest health care organizations in the country, began notifying up to 3.7 million patients this week of a data breach of its computer systems that processes food and beverage purchases at some of its locations.