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HHS’ Withdrawal of Breach Notification Regulations under the HITECH Act Creates Uncertainty

The Interim Final Rule for Breach Notification for Unsecured Protected Health Information, issued pursuant to the Health Information Technology for Economic and Clinical Health (HITECH) Act, was published in the Federal Register on August 24, 2009, and became effective on September 23, 2009.  During the 60-day public comment period on the Interim Final Rule, HHS received approximately 120 comments.  HHS reviewed … Continue Reading

New Restrictions on Credit Report Use in Illinois to Become Effective January 1, 2011

Illinois recently enacted the Employee Credit Privacy Act (“ECPA” or the “Act”), which prohibits employers from recruiting and hiring applicants based on such individuals’ credit histories or credit reports. The Act, which was adopted on August 11, 2010 and will take effect on January 1, 2011, generally prohibits employers from inquiring about an applicant’s or … Continue Reading