What’s trending on NP Privacy Partner

June 28, 2018

NP Privacy Partner

Author(s): Jenny L. Holmes, Valerie Breslin Montague, Laurie T. Cohen, Jena M. Grady

SCOTUS rules in favor of digital privacy, judge affirms OCR's fourth-largest judgment for HIPAA violations and more. Here’s what’s trending in data privacy and cybersecurity.

Consumer Privacy

SCOTUS decision protects digital privacy

The U.S. Supreme Court ruled in favor of digital privacy. In a 5-4 decision last week, the justices concluded that law enforcement must have warrants to obtain phone location data as evidence to be used for trials.—Jenny L. Holmes

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Healthcare and HIPAA

Judge affirms OCR's fourth-largest judgment for HIPAA violations

Judgment and OCR determination emphasize the importance of implementing a risk management plan to mitigate identified risks and to implement equivalent protections for non-required HIPAA Security Rule standards.—Valerie Breslin Montague, Laurie T. Cohen

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OCR issues interim guidance on HIPAA authorizations for research purposes

OCR offers suggestions regarding authorization revocations and highlights the complexity involved in describing uses and disclosures for future research.—Valerie Breslin Montague

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Bills promoting EHR use for behavioral health providers pass House and Senate

The sponsors of HR 3331 and S. 1732 hope that the legislation will assist behavioral health providers to adopt and use EHRs at a rate comparable to other providers.—Jena M. Grady

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