Compliance Tidbit: How Covered Providers May Contact Patients with COVID About Population-Based Activities

  August 7, 2020 | By By Rachel Rose, JD, MBA The Health Information Portability and Accountability Act, Pub. L. 104-191 (Aug. 1996) (“HIPAA”) is often times misapplied. Take the COVID-19 pandemic for example. Despite the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services (“HHS”) and the Office for Civil Rights (“OCR”) reiterating the exceptions present…

Biometrics – the New Battleground in Privacy and Security

March 23, 2020 | By Rachel Rose, JD, MBA According to the National Institute for Standards and Technology (“NIST”), biometrics is defined as, “[a]utomated recognition of individuals based on their behavioral and biological characteristics [e.g., fingerprints, facial recognition and retinal scans]. In this document, biometrics may be used to unlock authentication tokens and prevent repudiation…