Jan 132021
 January 13, 2021  Posted by  Healthcare, Non-U.S.

Vass Bednar is the executive director of McMaster University’s new master of public policy in digital society program Should personal health information be tethered to rewards and leveraged for advertising purposes? In October, Loblaw Cos. Ltd. unveiled a mobile application that refers shoppers to health services and ties loyalty points to wellness behaviours. [Read More…]

Jan 122021
 January 12, 2021  Posted by  Breaches, Govt, Healthcare, Laws, Non-U.S.

Bayleigh Marelj writes: Months before British Columbia officially ended the controversial practice of birth alerts, government lawyers advised the Ministry of Children and Family Development (MCFD) that the practice was “illegal and unconstitutional” and posed a “litigation risk,” according to records obtained by IndigiNews. When a social worker feels an [Read More…]

Jan 092021
 January 9, 2021  Posted by  Breaches, Business, Govt, Healthcare, U.S.

Joseph J. Lazzarotti and Maya Atrakchi of JacksonLewis write: In the final days of 2020, the Office for Civil Rights (OCR) at the U.S. Health and Human Service (HHS) released a HIPAA Audits Industry Report (“the Report”), that could be quite helpful to covered entities and business associates for tackling HIPAA compliance [Read More…]