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FTC Makes it Official: It’s a Player in Health Privacy Enforcement Beyond HIPAA

“If you share health information, it’s not enough to simply consider HIPAA. You must also make sure your statements are not deceptive under the FTC Act.” By issuing these statements in a press release on October 21, 2016 a partnership of sorts between the HIPAA enforcement agency, the Office for Civil Rights and the Federal …

Uber Drivers Found To Be Employees/Not Independent Contractors

In an article appearing in The New York Times last week, it was reported that the NY State Department of Labor ruled that two (2) former drivers for Uber are eligible for unemployment compensation benefits.  In so doing, the DOL found that the drivers were employees of Uber and not independent contractors.  While this ruling …

The Extensive Reach of New York’s Proposed Cybersecurity Regulations: Vendor Contracting to Mergers and Acquisitions to Incident Response and Beyond

The New York Division of Financial Services (NYDFS) issued the most comprehensive cybersecurity regulations in the nation on September 13, 2016. A 45-day comment period commenced on September 28 when the regulations were published in the New York State Register, and they will go into effect on January 1, 2017. These regulations will require sea-changes …

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