President Biden issued an Executive Order on September 9, 2021 (the “EO”) that will lead to required COVID-19 vaccinations for workers in most health care facilities that receive Medicare or Medicaid funds.  This covers approximately 50,000 health care providers across the country.

The EO also triggers COVID-19 vaccination requirements for many of these health care

HIPAA has been around for a quarter century, but confusion continues as to its scope and applicability.   The COVID pandemic, surge in Delta variant cases, and increasing number of employer and government vaccine mandates has triggered a new wave of interest in other people’s’ vaccination status. Many people are surprised to learn that HIPAA does

A recent conversation with a colleague in California prompted me to write this. He said that as part of its back-to-school plan, his children’s elementary school district “highly encouraged” that all students be tested for COVID-19 before returning to class. The district provided families with an in-home saliva test and asked parents to collect their

From Fox Rothschild’s Privacy Compliance & Data Security blog

The Federal Trade Commission (FTC) has offered tips for data protection during the COVID-19 crisis.

  • Consider privacy and security as you’re developing your products and services, and not after launch. Although we will be flexible and reasonable when it comes to bringing enforcement actions against companies

A joint Alert from the U.S. Department of Homeland Security Cybersecurity and Infrastructure Security Agency (CISA) and the U.K.’s National Cyber Security Centre (NCSC) warns of new cyber attacks targeting COVID-19-related information.

Notably, these attacks succeed when system users have weak or common passwords.  NCSC published frequently found passwords here, many of which are

The New York Attorney General has issued a warning to healthcare providers, hospitals, and other organizations within the health supply chain that cyber criminals are using targeted COVID-19 phishing emails and texts to gain access to sensitive information.  Multiple reports indicate that scammers are sending emails and texts to get a recipient to click on

By Margaret J. Davino, Salvatore J. Russo and Nawa A. Lodin

In the Medicare Telemedicine Healthcare Provider Fact Sheet published March 17, 2020, the Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services (CMS) broadened access to Medicare telehealth services to allow Medicare patients to receive more services from their doctors without travel to a health care