Sep 082023
 September 8, 2023  Posted by  Breaches, Healthcare, U.S.

OAKLAND – In partnership with six district attorneys, California Attorney General Rob Bonta today announced a settlement with Kaiser Foundation Health Plan, Inc., and Kaiser Foundation Hospitals (collectively “Kaiser”) resolving allegations that the healthcare provider unlawfully disposed of hazardous waste, medical waste, and protected health information at Kaiser facilities statewide. As part [Read More…]

Sep 022023
 September 2, 2023  Posted by  Business, Healthcare, Laws, Online, Surveillance, U.S.

From HHS OCR: Today, the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services (HHS), Office for Civil Rights (OCR) and the Federal Trade Commission (FTC) have published the joint letters that were sent in July 2023 to approximately 130 hospital systems and telehealth providers. The letters emphasize the risks and concerns about the [Read More…]

Aug 292023
 August 29, 2023  Posted by  Breaches, Business, Court, Healthcare, Laws, Online, U.S.

Christopher Brown reports: Rite Aid Corp. shared the protected health information of visitors to its website with Google Inc. and Facebook Inc. without informing them or obtaining their consent in violation of Pennsylvania privacy laws, a proposed federal class action said. Marylou Anderson, Autumn Blaze, Calder Duffy, and Nashere McGee alleged that Rite Aid installed [Read More…]