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Written by: Brett Lawrence, Esq. On January 14, 2021, the United States Court of Appeals for the 5th Circuit overturned a $4.348 million fine issued by the Department of Health and Human Services (“HHS”) for alleged HIPAA violations against the University of Texas M.D. Anderson Cancer Center. Factual Background The case arose as a result of HHS’ enforcement action against the hospital for three inadvertent disclosures of electronic protected health information

Written by: Brett Lawrence, Esq. Last month, the Federal Trade Commission (“FTC”) settled two allegations against two companies surrounding the unfair and deceptive use of facial recognition software and disclosure of health data. Everalbum, Inc. The FTC alleged that Everalbum, Inc., a California-based developer of a photo app called “Ever,” deceived consumers about its use of facial recognition technology and its retention of the photos and videos of users who deactivated

Written by: Charles R. Langhorne IV, Esq. 2021 is off to a hot start with many states introducing private sector privacy legislation. In this article I will outline: Virginia Washington Oklahoma New York Minnesota Virginia Virginia seems to be on track to win the race for the quickest to pass a privacy law. The Consumer Data Protection Act ("CDPA") has been passed by the state's House and Senate legislatures and seems

Written by: Richard Sheinis, Esq. On December 24, 2020, the EU-UK Trade Cooperation Agreement was announced.  This Agreement contained an adequacy "bridge" so that the EU will treat the UK as an adequate jurisdiction for purposes of the protection of personal data for up to 6 months.  During this period, the EU is to assess whether the UK qualifies for adequacy status so as to allow for the lawful

In an article published by Healthcare Risk Management on February 5, 2021, Partner Richard Sheinis is quoted discussing lessons learned from a $4.3 million HIPAA violation penalty that was overturned. The penalty was imposed on the University of Texas M.D. Anderson Cancer Center by the Department of Health and Human Services’ Office for Civil Rights in response to data breaches reported by the hospital in 2013 and 2014 that

With the data privacy and cybersecurity landscape in constant flux and evolution, businesses must perpetually adapt to reduce their liability exposure. Below is a "quick hit" list of Hall Booth Smith’s top 10 privacy and cybersecurity action items for businesses to ponder: Privacy Determine if any newly passed privacy laws apply to you. Review industry sector and federal and international laws. Conduct data mapping exercise, including vendor transfers and

Written by: Charles R. Langhorne IV, Esq. On January 6, 2021, New York legislators introduced the Biometric Privacy Act ("BPA") to protect the rights of New York residents whose biometric information has been collected, used, or stored by a private entity. Not surprisingly, BPA does not apply to state or local government entities. BPA imposes new requirements on private entities that collect, store, and use biometric data; as well

Written by: Brett Lawrence, Esq. On January 5, 2021, the Council of the European Union released a new draft version of the ePrivacy Regulation. The draft regulation is intended to replace the current ePrivacy Directive since the European Commission approved the first draft ePrivacy Regulation back in January 2017. In fact, this new draft version is the 14th version in the last four years. If approved, the ePrivacy Regulation will

Written by: Richard Sheinis, Esq. The transatlantic transfer of personal data from the EU to the US is still a mess.  Since the EU Court of Justice struck down the EU-US Privacy Shield in July 2020, and called into question the validity of the EU's standard contractual clauses, a solution to allow transfer of personal data from the EU to the US has not materialized. On November 12, 2020 the

Written by: Sean Cox, Esq. On December 10, 2020, the Trump administration announced proposed changes to the HIPAA privacy rule. According to the announcement, the changes are intended to “support individuals’ engagement in their care, remove barriers to coordinated care, and reduce regulatory burdens on the health care industry.” The most important changes relate to an individual right to obtain copies of their records and easing the circumstances when