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FTC Issues Policy Statement Expanding Interpretation of Health Breach Notification Rule’s Scope


By , , and 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...

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