Privacy

Implications Of Blockchain Technology On Privacy Obligations

The LA Kings of the NHL recently launched an augmented reality (“AR”) “authentication app”, which it describes as an “augmented reality blockchain authentication platform” to help consumers validate the authenticity of approved merchandise and memorabilia purchased from the team or affiliated sellers.The app allows fans to use their phone camera to scan a sticker attached

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Privacy experts skeptical of Facebooks moves to protect sensitive health information

Facebook announced changes to its platform that it says will give users more privacy when discussing health conditions or sharing health information in closed groups. Privacy experts and patient advocates say these changes do not go far enough to protect users personal health information and ensure that the data will not be collected or used.

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HIPAA News from OCR: FAQs and Fines

In the past week, OCR has released two new issuances touching on HIPAA interpretation and enforcement. On the one hand, the regulated community eagerly awaits and devours these morsels as they are doled out. On the other hand, these particular morsels are unremarkable sub-regulatory issuances; one restates and interprets regulations in a manner that comes

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‘Alexa, Are You HIPAA Compliant?’

Boston Children’s Hospital is pioneering the use of Amazon’s Alexa voice assist technology in the healthcare sector. John Brownstein, the hospital’s chief innovation officer, discusses the security measures involved.Amazon recently announced that as part of a pilot program, its skills kit – or application programming interfaces and other development tools – can enable HIPAA covered

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