Law360: Richard Sheinis on Online Tracking Tech & HIPAA Compliance Risks
In an article published on August 9, 2023, in Law360, Charlotte Partner Richard Sheinis discusses how increased utilization of technology to track activity online could bring HIPAA compliance risks.
“An individual does not have to be a patient of a covered entity, for the covered entity’s collection of that individual’s information to be PHI. The information only has to pertain to the individual’s past, present or future physical or mental health or condition, or the provision of health care to an individual,” said Richard.
“If cookies collect information from an individual that is one of the 18 identifiers, and the individual transmits information that relates to their past, present or future physical or mental health or condition, the information collected by the cookies can be subject to HIPAA.”
Subscribers can read the full article on the Law360 website.
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Charlotte Partner Richard Sheinis assists businesses in the areas of data privacy and cybersecurity, employment, and technology. He works with a wide variety of companies from small technology businesses to publicly traded companies with a global footprint.