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Cybersecurity Threats May Impact Your Digital Health

Posted in Consumer Privacy/FTC, Cybersecurity, Data breach, Data Protection and Competition, Health Information

As the healthcare industry continues to embrace the Internet of Things, cybersecurity may present unprecedented health and privacy risks to patients. Wireless-enabled medical devices are increasingly common. For some patients, this means that their hearts are, quite literally, connected … Continue Reading

Industry Insight: Information Governance – Leverage Your Business Intelligence and Reduce Risk

Posted in Cybersecurity, Data breach, Data Protection and Competition

The goal is to turn data into information, and information into insight.” – Carly Fiorina, former CEO, Hewlett-Packard Co.

The most valuable asset of every organization is information. Organizing, analyzing and optimizing this complex source of business intelligence … Continue Reading

Medical Billing Company Settles with FTC For Collecting Personal Health Information With Inadequate Consent

Posted in Consumer Privacy/FTC, FTC enforcement, Privacy

The FTC’s recent settlement with a medical online payments company and its former CEO highlights the importance of using clear and non-deceptive notices when asking consumers to share or provide sensitive personal health information.

The FTC alleged that Atlanta-based PaymentsMD, Continue Reading

FTC Enforcement Actions: Broken Promises and Half Truths by Snapchat Result in Unfair and Deceptive Trade Practices Settlements

Posted in Consumer Privacy/FTC, Other, Privacy

The FTC is continuing its trend of enforcement actions against mobile application companies. Most recently, the FTC settled with Snapchat—yet another mobile application provider that allegedly failed to keep its word to consumers regarding data privacy and security. (Previously we … Continue Reading