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Accordingly to the last report of the US Government Accountability Office (GAO), HHS has been called on to improve the healthcare data breach reporting process. GAO asked HHS to establish a special mechanism for entities to provide feedback on the data breach reporting process. The situation was ...

The Department of Health and Human Services (HHS) Office for Civil Rights (OCR) has announced the settlement of the hacking incident at Oklahoma State University. It is a public land-grant research university that provides preventive, rehabilitative, and diagnostic care in Oklahoma. When the ...

The HHS’ Office for Civil Rights has recently issued guidance that explained how the HIPAA Privacy Rule permits disclosures of protected health information – including reproductive health care information. It follows the overturning of Roe v. Wade following the SCOTUS Dobbs v. Jackson Women’s ...

John Doe, a Facebook user and a Medstar Health System patient from Maryland, has sued Meta (the parent company of Facebook) for scraping protected health information. The social media giant allegedly collects highly sensitive data of patients who use the Meta Pixel tool on their websites. It has ...

The U.S. Senators addressed the letter to the Federal Trade Commission (FTC). They aimed to start an investigation of Apple and Google's unjust and deceitful data privacy methods. Lawmakers also urged that advertising data tracking can threaten confidentiality and security in the USA, especially ...

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