By Scott Weinstein, Jayda Greco, David Quinn Gacioch, Daniel F. Gottlieb and Carolyn Metnick on Aug 10, 2022
Posted In Digital Health, Employee Benefits, Health and Welfare Plans
The US Supreme Court’s recent decision to overturn Roe v. Wade in Dobbs v. Jackson Women’s Health Organization has raised many questions about potential efforts by law enforcement agencies to obtain data from healthcare and other service providers to detect the performance of a possibly unlawful abortion. For example, data collected by period-tracking apps, patients’...
By Carolyn Metnick, Edward G. Zacharias and Sam Siegfried on Oct 13, 2021
Posted In Digital Health, Employee Benefits, Health and Welfare Plans, Privacy and Data Security
On September 15, 2021, the Federal Trade Commission (FTC) voted 3–2 along party lines (with Republican commissioners dissenting) to issue a policy statement announcing an expansive interpretation of the FTC’s Health Breach Notification Rule, 16 CFR Part 318 (the Rule). According to the policy statement, the Rule applies to health apps and connected devices that...