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Posted in Health Privacy/HIPAA

California Adds Affirmative Defense to Medical Privacy Law

A new law that amends the California Confidentiality of Medical Information Act (CMIA) may provide some relief to HIPAA covered entities and business associates, some of whom have faced class action lawsuits seeking millions in statutory damages under the CMIA for large-scale data breaches. The changes to the CMIA are summarized in this entry.

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 […]