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Data privacy has become a growing concern in recent years due to the increasing amount of personal information being collected and stored by companies. In response to this concern, many states have started implementing their own data privacy laws to protect consumers. Several of these laws will go into effect in 2024, and they may impact companies that are located in these states, as well as others that may serve customers who are covered by the laws. An attorney who has experience in matters related to data privacy and technology can provide guidance on the effects that changes to the
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The Health Insurance Portability and Accountability Act (HIPAA) is a federal law that sets standards for the protection of certain health information. It applies to healthcare providers, health plans, and healthcare clearinghouses, as well as their business associates who handle protected health information (PHI). Understanding what types of PHI are covered by HIPAA is crucial for businesses in the healthcare industry to ensure compliance with privacy regulations. An attorney who has experience addressing matters related to data privacy and HIPAA compliance can provide invaluable guidance for healthcare providers, including in cases where data breaches have resulted in the unauthorized
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In today’s digital age, privacy has become a major concern for businesses of all types. With the increasing amount of personal data being collected and stored by companies, it is crucial for businesses to have a comprehensive privacy program in place to protect the information they handle. When addressing issues related to privacy and security, a business can determine the best steps to take with the assistance of an attorney who has a strong understanding of the legal issues that affect data privacy.
Why Is a Privacy Program Important?
A privacy program helps businesses establish policies and procedures that ensure
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In today’s digital age, telehealth has become an essential tool for healthcare providers to deliver medical services remotely. With the convenience and accessibility it offers, telehealth has gained popularity among patients and practitioners alike. However, along with the benefits that these services provide, providers may also encounter concerns about patient privacy and data security.
Telehealth providers must take proactive steps to ensure they maintain compliance with the Health Insurance Portability and Accountability Act (HIPAA). This law sets standards for protecting sensitive patient information, known as protected health information (PHI), in any form – electronic, paper, or oral. An attorney
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Dealing with a data breach can be a nightmare for a small business. Not only are data breaches expensive and time-consuming, but they understandably make customers nervous and sometimes drive them away. 
Fortunately, there are things small businesses can do to quickly respond to a data breach. Businesses should quickly identify the source and extent of the breach, get an IT task force together, and inform customers and the authorities as soon as possible. More importantly, businesses can protect themselves before a breach ever happens by working with a skilled Illinois data security lawyer to create custom security solutions.
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