Consumer privacy issues are as a hot as ever, and on the radar of the state and federal legislature alike.  Following in the footsteps of California, and most recently Virginia and Colorado, Ohio  introduced a comprehensive consumer privacy bill, the Ohio Personal Privacy Act (the “Act”). By introducing the Act, Ohio follows the growing nation-wide

Utah Military and Veteran Benefits | The Official Army Benefits WebsiteIn mid-March, Utah Governor Spencer Cox signed into law the Cybersecurity Affirmative Defense Act (HB80) (“the Act”), an amendment to Utah’s data breach notification law, creating several affirmative defenses for persons (defined below) facing a cause of action arising out of a breach of system security, and establishing the requirements for asserting such

This recent Michigan case makes clear that when handling protected health information, HIPAA is not the only game in town. Health care providers also must consider state law protections which, as this and other courts have held, will trump HIPAA when the state laws are more protective.
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