The Commission will review the adequacy of the US commitments and performance annually, essentially revisiting the Privacy Shield adequacy determination. That means that Privacy Shield should only be viewed as a year-to-year rolling program that could be brought to a swift end if the EU so chooses. … [Read more...] about Commission Press Release Outlines New EU-US “Privacy Shield”
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After the incident became public, Memorial Hermann came under attack by immigration activists because the patient was undocumented. However, as OCR pointed out in its press release, Memorial Hermann’s disclosure of the patient’s name and other identifying information to law enforcement was permissible under HIPAA’s Privacy Rule. … [Read more...] about Memorial Hermann’s Use of Patient Name in Press Release Leads to $2.4 Million HIPAA Settlement
Defense counsel for an Alabama pharmacy owner facing criminal charges for allegedly violating Medicaid rules have taken the unusual tack of asking a federal judge in Mobile to order the U.S. Attorney’s office to take down an online press release. … [Read more...] about Defense Counsel Asks Judge to Order US Attorney to Remove Press Release from Website
The press release said the conservative-leaning Koch Industries is cutting off support for groups opposing global-warming claims, the New York Times Green blog reports. It was posted on a Web address similar to the one used by Koch Industries. The company’s lawsuit (PDF), filed late last month, claims misappropriation of intellectual property, cybersquatting and unfair competition, the story says. … [Read more...] about Koch Industries Sues over Fake Press Release; Does First Amendment Protect Pranksters?
Armstrong’s Austin-based lawyer, Tim Herman, told the Washington Post the suit would be refiled no later than Wednesday. “We will refile in a format that conforms to what Judge Sparks wants,” Herman said. “Obviously, I would have preferred not to have the order—I’d be lying if I said otherwise—but Judge Sparks is very straightforward, to say the least. When he speaks, I listen.” … [Read more...] about Judge Quickly Tosses Lance Armstrong’s Suit, Says Complaints Aren’t Press Releases