The European Union (EU) has launched a commission to review the U.S. Department of Commerce’s (DOC) Safe Harbor agreement.
If you have noticed an increasing number of high profile problems for healthcare organizations with respect to privacy and security issues these last few weeks you’re not alone. The issues have ranged from employee misuse of protected health information, web-based breaches, photocopier breaches, and theft of stolen computers that compromised millions of records containing unsecured protected health information (PHI).
The HIPAA Omnibus Rule made changes to the rules related to marketing involving PHI. A marketing communication, as defined by HIPAA, is a communication about a product or service that encourages the recipient to purchase that product or service.
ENISA, the European Union Agency for Network and Information Security, issued its Annual Incidents Report 2012. The report has been issued under Article 13a of the Common Regulatory Framework Directive (1009/140/EC) for electronic communications networks and services.
Several weeks ago I wrote about the Federal Trade Commission’s updated Children’s Online Privacy Protection Act (“COPPA”) Guidelines and potential unintended consequences with respect to the app marketplace.
The UK Court of Appeal, R v Martin  EWCA Crim 1420, dismissed an appeal against a two-year prison sentence for various cybercrimes by the appellant, Lewys Martin.
The Office of the Data Protection Commissioner has this week made informal contact with The National Maternity Hospital over a potential personal data security breach. An earlier media publication had reported that the hospital has carried out the first termination under the Protection of Life During Pregnancy Bill 2013.
White Paper: Law Enforcement Requests for Data in the U.S. Not Extraordinary When Compared with Rest of World
Hogan Lovells today published the next installment in a series of White Papers examining government access to data held by service providers. Today’s publication, An Analysis of Service Provider Transparency Reports on Government Requests for Data, was authored by Christopher Wolf, Director of the Hogan Lovells Privacy and Information Management practice, with assistance from colleagues Sachiko Jepson and Bret Cohen.