Why health attorneys must not dismiss the revised Consumer Privacy Bill of Rights Act

March 16, 2015

Health lawyers should pay attention to a revised version of the Consumer Privacy Bill of Rights Act currently in the works, according to Indiana University law professor Nicolas Terry.

While a 2012 version exempted HIPAA-covered entities, since it was considered duplicative regulation, this new bill seeks to regulate data collection, Terry writes in a Health Affairs Blog post. HIPAA, he points out, is less focused on the collection of personal data than on its disclosure.

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