Tag Archives: Health Privacy

Providers of Care and Defenders of Privacy: Strategies to Protect Patient Privacy After the Reversal of Roe v. Wade

Healthcare providers carry a heavy load and it just got heavier.  In the wake of the reversal of Roe v. Wade and the prohibition and criminalization of abortion in some states, healthcare providers are now burdened with being more vigilant than ever in defending patients’ privacy rights. This is true in all states, even where […]

Rip off the Band-Aid: Time to Scrap the FTC’s Health Breach Notification Rule

The Federal Trade Commission’s Health Breach Notification Rule (HBNR) is a perfect example of a narrowly tailored regulation that only contributes to the cumbersome patchwork of privacy rules in this country without providing any real benefit. In this blog post, I explore the problems with the HBNR and why we should focus instead on creating meaningful, comprehensive privacy legislation.

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