On May 10, 2017, the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services’ Office for Civil Rights announced a 2.4 million dollar civil monetary penalty against Memorial Hermann Health System for alleged violations of the Health Insurance Portability and Accountability Act of 1996 Privacy Rule. … Continue Reading
On October 3, 2016, the Texas Attorney General announced a $30,000 settlement with mobile app developer Juxta Labs stemming from allegations that the company engaged in deceptive practices regarding its collection of personal information from children.… Continue Reading
As reported in the Hunton Employment and Labor Perspectives Blog, on November 4, 2013, Texas Attorney General Greg Abbott sought injunctive and declaratory relief against the Equal Employment Opportunity Commission on the grounds that the agency's April 2012 Enforcement Guidance on the Consideration of Arrest and Conviction Records in Employment Decisions "purports to preempt the State's sovereign power to enact and abide by state-law hiring practices." … Continue Reading
In anticipation of an upcoming cybersecurity workshop to take place September 11-13 in Dallas, on August 28, 2013, the Obama Administration issued several documents relating to the cybersecurity framework that the President called for in his February 2013 Executive Order on cybersecurity.… Continue Reading
On June 14, 2013, Texas Governor Rick Perry signed a bill requiring law enforcement agencies to obtain a warrant showing probable cause that a specific offense has been committed before accessing customer electronic data held by email service providers.… Continue Reading
Last month, Texas Governor Rick Perry signed a new health privacy bill into law that imposes new obligations exceeding those in the HIPAA Privacy Rule. The law could have a broad impact on many non-HIPAA covered entities.
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Google Earth and Google Street View, two popular applications offered by Google that enable users to view detailed satellite images of buildings or street-level panoramas of major roads and neighborhoods, have recently engendered controversy. In the United States, legislators in California and Texas have introduced bills directed at Google Earth and other similar applications. The … Continue Reading