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Why VPNs and Encryption Services Are Our Digital Masks and Gloves

By Jaren Butts and Nickeyea Wilkinson  Thanks to social distancing mandates, teleconference platforms have experienced a huge surge in site traffic as new users around the world participate in telehealth, telework, and many other teleservices that have now been transitioned online.[1] As virtual capabilities become more important to our daily lives than ever before, now […]

The Medical Informatics HIPAA Settlement: Implications for the Future of State Data Security Enforcement

By Alex Pearce and Sean Fernandes Last month, the attorneys general (“AGs”) of sixteen states, including North Carolina, settled a multistate HIPAA enforcement lawsuit against Medical Informatics Engineering (MIE), a cloud-based electronic health records vendor. The lawsuit was the first time that state AGs have joined together to pursue a HIPAA-related data breach case in […]