Feb 092016
 February 9, 2016  Govt No Responses »

Shahid Buttar writes: This morning, the White House announced an Executive Order establishing a federal interagency privacy council composed of senior privacy officials from two dozen federal agencies. While seeming to offer some promise, however, the council has a limited mandate, and ultimately represents an overdue nod to privacy principles the administration [Read More…]

Jan 282016
 January 28, 2016  Govt No Responses »

Conservative attorney and thinker Mark J. Fitzgibbons is unhappy.  In an OpEd in the Washington Examiner, he writes: California Attorney General Kamala Harris must be so ambitious that she is willing to tempt fate of multiple civil lawsuits and even criminal charges so she can intimidate her ideological opponents — [Read More…]

Jan 072016
 January 7, 2016  Govt, Healthcare Comments Off on Understanding Individuals’ Right under HIPAA to Access their Health Information

From HHS, today: The HIPAA Privacy Rule has always provided individuals with the right to access and receive a copy of their health information from their doctors, hospitals and health insurance plans.  This right is critical to enabling individuals to take ownership of their health and well-being.  Individuals with access [Read More…]