Author: PBA Cybersecurity and Data Privacy

The Pennsylvania Cybersecurity and Data Privacy Committee analyzes cybersecurity issues and educates PBA members about legal, regulatory and industry standards that preserve the confidentiality of protected information.

Updated DHHS OCR Guidance on Health Information Privacy After Dobbs

Medical providers across the United States have been scrambling to make sense of their professional responsibilities and corresponding liability risks in the wake of the Supreme Court’s ruling on Dobbs v. Jackson Women’s Health Organization. As was discussed here previously, the decision threatens to undermine the healthcare system as a whole, jeopardizing health information privacy
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One Step Closer to Federal Data Privacy Law Reform: H.R. 8152, the American Data Privacy and Protection Act (ADPPA)

Several bills have been under consideration by legislators in Washington, D.C., and the US Federal Privacy Legislation Tracker (hosted at IAPP) is a good starting point for those looking to get caught up. There have been several bills, but the major ones under deliberation have been the Consumer Data Privacy and Security Act of 2021
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A Post-Roe Future Presents Heightened Data Privacy Risks with FemTech

To call the forthcoming Supreme Court of the United States decision in Dobbs v. Jackson Women’s Health Organization “much anticipated” would be a gross understatement. On May 2, 2022 the draft opinion penned by Justice Alito that appeared in Politico shocked the nation. If such an opinion is ultimately issued by the Roberts Court, it
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Current Status of Biometrics Data Protections Within and Beyond Pennsylvania

The Cyberlaw Update 2022 CLE program, held on April 25, 2022, included a presentation on biometrics data protections. With countless examples of biometrics scandals and settlements appearing in the news but little guidance for Pennsylvania attorneys, it seemed appropriate to provide a blog post on the topic for general consumption as well.   Biometrics can
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