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On Nov. 30, the Illinois Supreme Court, in Mosby v. The Ingalls Memorial Hospital et al., held that certain healthcare providers’ biometric data, used for healthcare operational purposes under the Health Insurance Portability and Accountability Act, is not protected under the Illinois Biometric Information Privacy Act. Read on for details about this development and

Seeking to formalize its Sept. 15, 2021, Statement of the Commission on Breaches by Health Apps and Other Connected Devices, the Federal Trade Commission proposed broadening the Health Breach Notification Rule to cover “most health apps and similar technologies that are not covered by HIPAA.” Read on for details about this proposed rule, which is

On July 26, the U.S. Securities and Exchange Commission adopted new rules regarding public companies’ reporting of (i) cybersecurity incidents, (ii) policies and procedures for identifying and managing cybersecurity risks and (iii) management and board roles in implementing cybersecurity policies and procedures. Read on for details about the new rules and recommended next steps for

On June 21, the U.S. Department of Homeland Security issued a long-anticipated cybersecurity final rule that revises an existing clause and adds two new clauses to the Homeland Security Acquisition Regulation related to contractors’ handling of controlled unclassified information.

Read on for highlights from this rule, which goes into effect July 21 and is likely

In a unanimous decision, the Ohio Supreme Court found that a computer software company’s business owners insurance policy does not cover losses resulting from a ransomware attack on the company’s computer software systems because the attack did not cause physical loss or physical damage to the software.

Read on for background on this case and

On Nov. 21, 2022, the Federal Communications Commission issued a declaratory ruling and order finding that “ringless voicemails” to wireless phones are “calls” made using an artificial or prerecorded voice. Such calls, therefore, are subject to the Telephone Consumer Protection Act and callers must obtain consent before delivering such messages.

Read on to learn about

During the 2022 Federal Identity Forum & Exposition on Sept. 7, FinCEN acting Deputing Director Jimmy Kirby emphasized the importance of securing digital identity as “fundamental to the effectiveness” of every financial institution’s anti-money laundering/countering the financing of terrorism (AML/CFT) program.

Read on for details and analysis of his remarks and proactive steps financial institutions

During the pandemic, audio-only telehealth was a critical tool to provide care to populations that could not use video during telehealth sessions, due to factors such as lack of financial resources, disability or lack of sufficient broadband coverage.

New HHS guidance outlines steps covered entities should take to ensure that their audio-only telehealth practices are

On July 8, 2022, the U.S. Department of Justice announced a $9 million
settlement with federal government contractor Aerojet Rocketdyne, Inc. for
alleged violations of the False Claims Act in a case pending in the Eastern
District of California. The settlement results from alleged false
statements by Aerojet related to compliance with Department of Defense

In 2021, the Health Information Technology for Economic and Clinical Health Act (HITECH) was amended to add “recognized cybersecurity practices” as a mitigating factor when determining fines, audits and remedies against covered entities and business associates for violations of the Health Insurance Portability and Accountability Act of 1996 (HIPAA). The Department of Health and Human