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Posted in Cybersecurity & Data Breaches, Health Privacy/HIPAA

HHS Issues New HITECH/HIPAA Rule: Top Ten Changes

In the most significant change to HIPAA since the law was enacted, the Department of Health and Human Services issued an omnibus HIPAA regulation, which will require substantial operational changes for HIPAA covered entities and their business associates.  Ten important changes are: Changes to the data breach rule will make more incidents reportable. Business associates are […]

Posted in Consumer Privacy

Supreme Court Takes Up Driver’s Privacy Protection Act Issue

The Supreme Court has granted review in a case under the federal Driver’s Privacy Protection Act (DPPA) where plaintiffs’ lawyers used a state FOIA statute to obtain targets for solicitation to become plaintiffs in a case against car dealers for allegedly excessive fees. The case presents a conflict between the prohibition against obtaining drivers’ records for marketing and the statutory permission to use the records in connection with litigation.

Posted in International/EU Privacy

UK’s ICO Issues Code of Practice on Online Privacy

The UK’s data protection authority, the ICO, has issued a code of practice for online privacy. Although only advisory in nature, the code contains excellent information on what are viewed as “best practices” in the protection of personal privacy online. It should be of particular interest to businesses engaged in behavioural advertising, online sales and cloud computing. This blog entry summarizes and links to the code.

Posted in Consumer Privacy

Ninth Circuit Rules on CAN-SPAM Standing Requirements

The U.S. Court of Appeals for the Ninth Circuit held on August 6, 2009 that standing for private plaintiffs under the CAN-SPAM Act is limited.  Judge Richard Tallman, who authored the court’s opinion in Gordon v. Virtumundo, Inc., No. 07-35487 (Aug. 6, 2009, 9th Cir.), noted that this was the first case in which the […]