One hour breach notification mandate proposed regarding Obamacare health exchanges

Joseph J. Lazzarotti writes:

Most breach notification mandates require a notice be provided without unreasonable delay. In some cases, such as under HIPAA, the same standard applies but also with an outside date to provide the notice – 60 days. Proposed regulations under the Affordable Care Act would require notification to the Department of Health and Human Services in one hour!

In §155.280(c)(3) we propose that [Federally-facilitated Exchanges or FFEs], non-Exchange entities associated with FFEs, and State Exchanges must report all privacy and security incidents and breaches to HHS within one hour of discovering the incident or breach. We also propose that a non-Exchange entity associated with a State Exchange must report all privacy and security incidents and breaches to the State Exchange with which they are associated.

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