Jo-Ellyn Sakowitz Klein

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Healthcare: A Special Area For Privacy And Data Protection

Editor: Please tell our readers about your practice. Klein: I advise clients primarily in the health, technology, professional sports and insurance industries on best practices and compliance with state and federal privacy and data protection laws. Clients typically approach me with privacy and...

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Information Governance

Legislative Proposals Compete As Privacy, Data Security, And Breach Notification Continue To Draw The Attention Of Federal Policymakers

The Obama administration and Congress view regulations regarding privacy, data security and breach notification as areas where bipartisan agreement may be possible. Well over a dozen bills have been introduced this year alone, and federal agencies ranging from the Federal Trade Commission and the...

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Making Sense Of Recent HIPAA Enforcement Activity

In the first few months of 2011, the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services Office for Civil Rights issued its first-ever civil monetary penalty, against Cignet Health, for alleged privacy violations under the Health Insurance Portability and Accountability Act of 1996 (HIPAA), exacted a $1...

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Expansive New HHS And FTC Regulations Require Entities To Provide Notice Of Data Breaches Involving Health Information

The Department of Health and Human Services (HHS) and the Federal Trade Commission (FTC) recently issued significant regulations implementing provisions of the Health Information Technology for Economic and Clinical Health (HITECH) Act, passed as part of the American Recovery and Reinvestment Act...

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