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Ignorance of HIPAA Provisions No Excuse

As the old canard goes:  "Ignorance of the law is no excuse."

The Ninth Circuit agrees, particularly when it comes to misdemeanor charges under HIPAA for "wrongful disclosure."     Our colleagues at the Mintz Health Law & Policy Matters blog tell the story here.

 

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Cynthia J. Larose

Member / Chair, Privacy & Cybersecurity Practice

Cynthia J. Larose is Chair of the firm's Privacy & Cybersecurity Practice, a Certified Information Privacy Professional-US (CIPP-US), and a Certified Information Privacy Professional-Europe (CIPP-E). She works with clients in various industries to develop comprehensive information security programs on the front end, and provides timely counsel when it becomes necessary to respond to a data breach.