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Attorney General Becerra Announces $2 Million Settlement Involving Santa Barbara-based Cottage Health System Over Failure to Protect Patient Medical RecordsTaylor Carroll
California Attorney General Xavier Becerra today announced a $2 million settlement with Cottage Health System and its affiliated hospitals in California resolving allegations that they failed to implement basic, reasonable safeguards to protect patient medical information in violation of state and federal privacy laws.
This week, the U.S. Supreme Court heard oral arguments in Carpenter v. United States, where the question presented is whether the Fourth Amendment permits the warrantless seizure and search of a user’s cellphone location and movement information.
Democrats in the U.S. Senate introduced Wednesday a proposed Consumer Privacy Protection Act that among other aims would penalize companies if they do not notify consumers promptly of breaches in their payment card systems and other databases storing sensitive information.
Officials from across the United States Government, the European Commission, and EU data protection authorities gathered in Washington D.C. to conduct the first annual review of the EU-U.S. Privacy Shield in September 2017.
At its meeting in New York City on October 19 and 20, The American Law Institute’s Council reviewed drafts for eight projects, with the following outcomes:
A new bill called the “Internet of Medical Things Resilience Partnership Act of 2017,” H.R. 3985, was recently introduced in the House of Representatives. If passed as drafted, the bill will establish a working group of public and private entities led by the Food and Drug Administration (FDA) and National Institute of Standards and Technology (NIST) to recommend voluntary frameworks and guidelines to increase the security and resilience of Internet of Medical Things devices.
Here are some recent and upcoming events featuring topics that may be of interest to our readers.
But there is no doubt we are on the precipice of a criminal justice data revolution, and it is a good time to take stock and to begin developing guidelines so that, as much as possible, criminal justice systems might reap the benefits and avoid the pitfalls of this newly data-centric world.
With the announcement of Verizon Up, a new wireless rewards program that provides users with customer incentives, first-dibs opportunities on things like VIP tickets and other exclusive deals, we thought it was time to review how reward marketing plans work.
Since the massive data breach at Equifax Inc. was disclosed late Thursday (see our blog here), the news has only gotten worse for the Atlanta-based credit monitoring agency. Here’s a brief chronological recap of what we know so far.