Throughout 2021, we closely monitored the latest privacy laws and a surge of privacy, cybersecurity, and data asset management risks that affect organizations, small and large. As these laws continue to evolve, it is important for companies to be aware and compliant. We will continue to monitor these trends for 2022.

The attorneys of the Privacy, Cybersecurity & Data Asset Management group have written on a wide range of notable developments and trends that affect employers and health care providers. In case you missed any, we have assembled a recap of our top 10 blog posts of 2021, with links to each, below:

  1. HITECH Act Amendment Incentivizes Adoption of NIST and Other Recognized Cybersecurity Safeguards as a Defense or Mitigation to HIPAA Enforcement
  2. Responding to Law Enforcement Demands for HIPAA Protected Information
  3. FTC Warns That Health Apps May Be Subject to the Health Breach Notification Rule
  4. Interoperability and Its Impact on Payors
  5. Under Pressure: California Clarifies Cyber Risk Management Best Practices for Healthcare Sector
  6. Information Blocking – How Did I Become an “Actor”?
  7. Hitting the Reset Button: NIST Seeks Comments on Version 2.0 of HIPAA Security Rule Compliance Guidance
  8. Holiday Cyber Storm Warnings
  9. Unlocking Value in Health Data: Truveta’s Data Monetization Strategy Carries Big Risks and Responsibilities
  10. Health Cos. Must Prepare For Growing Ransomware Threat

For additional information about the issues discussed above, or if you have any other privacy, cybersecurity, and data asset management concerns, please contact the Epstein Becker Green attorney who regularly handles your legal matters, or one of the authors of this roundup.

Patricia (Trish) M. Wagner
General Counsel / Chief Privacy Officer

Alaap B. Shah
Member of the Firm