Legal Insights and Perspectives for the Healthcare Industry

New York’s Stop Hacks and Improve Electronic Data Security Act, or SHIELD Act, which makes significant changes to the state’s data breach notification requirements, impacts healthcare organizations that hold computerized data with private information from New York residents. In this LawFlash, our privacy and cybersecurity team analyzes the law’s expanded definition of “private information” and offers key business takeaways for assessing compliance with the SHIELD Act, which becomes effective October 23, 2019.

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On a fourth go-around, the Trump administration has issued another set of proposed tariffs on an additional $300 billion of goods related to China, this time adding a range of commercial goods across industries. With respect to healthcare products, this round affects medical devices and their components, certain chemicals and precursors that can be used in pharmaceuticals and dietary supplements, and other FDA-regulated products. The administration continues to try to use tariffs as a means of balancing the trade deficit with China and to bring the Chinese government to the negotiating table on a longstanding set of issues related to intellectual property (IP), cyber, and technology transfer. There are two steps to the tariff process:

Now in its ninth year, our annual Technology May-rathon focuses on all things tech – including issues, trends, and developments of interest to Health Law Scanreaders. So be sure to check out and register for some of the webinars and in-person programs below:

May 7 - Digital Health Privacy: Avoiding the Landmines featuring Reece Hirsch
May 14 - Development of Blockchain in Healthcare featuring Jonelle Saunders
May 16 - Fast Break: Digital Health Regulatory Update featuring Michele Buenafe and Jake Harper
May 20 - Making It Personal: Regulatory Challenges and Opportunities featuring Kathleen Sanzo, Michele Buenafe, and Jacqueline Berman
May 22 - Advancements in Telehealth Law  featuring Jake Harper and Anthony Ferrara
May 22 - Opportunities in Food and Agricultural Tech featuring Robert Hibbert
May 23 - Latest Developments in IP, FDA, and AI featuring Michele Buenafe and Christopher Halliday

And don’t forget our Technology May-rathon page for our full list of events on AI, Global Commerce, Fintech, and much more.

Media Module - Datasource Item: Responding to and Preventing Healthcare Data Breaches Lawdition

In this video our resident healthcare privacy and cybersecurity authority, Reece Hirsch, discusses data breaches caused by cyberattacks and other incidents that are an increasingly common worry for in-house counsel. Morgan Lewis has recently partnered with Lawdition, a new service that makes presentations available online, exclusively and for free to in-house lawyers. Watch a full version of the video that includes five things you can start doing today to help prevent data breaches and better prepare your company to respond if they do occur.