New Legislation Threatens Employees’ Genetic Testing Privacy
Mar15

New Legislation Threatens Employees’ Genetic Testing Privacy

Employees’ previously protected genetic testing information might soon be up for grabs by their employers under a new bill recently approved by a US House of Representatives committee, according to the bill’s detractors.

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Government Offers Healthcare Federal Resources to Fight, Monitor Cyber Crime

the federal government is reaching out to HIPAA-covered entities and their business associates to offer federal resources to combat and prevent attacks.

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OCR to Issue Draft Rule on Monetary Compensation to Breach Victims; Guidance on Texting and Social Media

Federal health privacy officials say that a draft law on financial compensation for individuals whose privacy has been breached will be coming down the pike by the end of the year.

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AHIMA Releases HIPAA Audit Readiness Toolkit

With on-site HIPAA audits by the Department of Health and Human Services’ Office for Civil Rights slated to start this year, both covered entities and their business associates need to be prepared.

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ONC Holds Contest to Create a Digital Model Privacy Notice Generator

ONC has launched a contest to build a simple, online Model Privacy Notice generator that mHealth and other digital health technology developers can use in their products.

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Ransomware and Hacking Attempts against Healthcare Expected to Increase in Severity, Scope

If it seems like news reports about hacking and ransomware attacks against healthcare organizations are on an uptick. The infamous Department of Health and Human Service’s “wall of shame” confirms this trend.

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