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FTC Proposes Data Breach Regulations For Personal Health Records, HHS Separately Releases Guidance For HIPAA Covered Entities On New Data Breach Rules

The Federal Trade Commission (“FTC”) today (April 17, 2009) proposed rules (the “FTC Regulation”) to govern the implementation of a federal mandate adopted by Congress which will require certain vendors and other entities maintaining or interfacing with personal health records to notify individuals when the security of their individually identifiable health information is breached enacted as part of the American Recovery and Reinvestment Act of 2009 (“ARRA”) signed .into law on February 17, 2009. The FTC Regulation will apply to entities that currently are not considered health care providers, health plans and healthcare clearinghouses (“HIPAA Covered Entities”) subject to the privacy and security standards for protected health information (“PHI”) established by the Health Insurance Portability & Accountability Act of 1996 (“HIPAA”).

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