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HHS preparing to issue request for information on civil penalties for data security violations

October 19, 2018 |
Mariam Baksh
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The Department of Health and Human Services will soon formally request information to guide its implementation of a near-decade-old law that gives it the power to seek civil penalties for privacy or security violations, highlighting the growing challenge of navigating disparate state laws and determining what constitutes “harm.”

“Congress wants us to compensate people who have suffered from breaches and lapses in privacy,” said HHS' Office of Civil Rights director Roger Severino, delivering the keynote address at an annual Health...


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