Federal

FTC Takes Tougher Data Security Stance After LabMD Fight

Sara Merken reports: The Federal Trade Commission is issuing specific data security requirements to companies as part of agency settlements, policing businesses more aggressively than before, attorneys and former staff said. Proposed settlements reached this year with LightYear Dealer Technologies LLC, ClixSense.com, Unixiz Inc, and D-Link Systems Inc. show what the FTC is expecting...

Understanding When Business Associates Are Directly Liable Under HIPAA

Aimee Jachym and Samantha A. Kopacz of Miller Canfield PLC write: New guidance issued by the U.S. Department of Health & Human Services (HHS) Office for Civil Rights (OCR) reaffirms that business associates must have proper HIPAA compliance practices, safeguards and documentation in place in order to avoid costly penalties. OCR recently released a...