On January 13, 2020, Thora Johnson was quoted in Report on Medicare Compliance about inflection points in data privacy and security in healthcare to expect in 2020. According to the article, new state laws take effect in California and New York state that apply both to companies in those states and and to companies that have consumers there, while the Office for Civil Rights (OCR) at the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services pushes ahead with its Right-of-Access Initiative.
The California Consumer Privacy Act (CCPA) also allows patients and other consumers to sue companies privately for breaches, says Johnson.
Meanwhile, OCR has already brought two right-of-access enforcement actions, Johnson says.
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