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Guidance on Ransomware Attacks under HIPAA and State Data Breach Notification Laws

The US Department of Health and Human Services has recently issued guidance under the Health Insurance Portability and Accountability Act on what covered entities and business associates can do to prevent and recover from ransomware attacks; however, other state data breach notification laws can also be triggered by a ransomware attack. The authors of this article explain the guidance and what to do if you are subject to a ransomware attack.

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HIPAA De-Identification Guidance

by Jennifer S. Geetter, Amy M. Gordon, Daniel F. Gottlieb and Amy Hooper Kearbey

Office of Civil Rights has released additional guidance addressing the de-identification of protected health information in accordance with the HIPAA Privacy Rule.  Covered entities should review their current de-identification methods and make any necessary changes to comply with the new guidance.

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