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Fast Break: Global Healthcare Privacy during COVID-19

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Wednesday, July 22, 2020
03:00 PM - 03:45 PM ET
12:00 PM - 12:45 PM PT

Tension between the protection of public health and the fundamental right to personal privacy is being tested on an unprecedented scale in the global coronavirus (COVID-19) pandemic. Healthcare providers and other companies that are engaged in COVID-19 testing, or have obtained the results of tests, may be in a difficult position to balance these factors while remaining in compliance with the law and avoiding exposure to private litigation. 

Join us for our next Fast Break session as we discuss the current risks to global healthcare privacy and how to juggle these competing interests.

Topics will include:

  • OCR’s exercise of enforcement discretion regarding HIPAA compliance
  • Permitted disclosures by HIPAA business associates for public health purposes
  • Use of “everyday communication technologies” for telehealth
  • Privacy issues raised by COVID-19 testing in the workplace 
  • Differing privacy obligations of HIPAA covered entities and FTC regulated apps
  • COVID-19 apps: EU GDPR issues and practical implementation
 

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