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Anthem Aftermath: Conn. Tackles Data Security Legislation

Posted in Electronic Health Records, HIPAA and the HITECH Act, Hospitals and Institutions, Legislation and Public Policy, Privacy and Data Protection, Private Insurers, State Matters

Day Pitney attorneys Sam Caligiuri, Eric Fader and Andrew Finan wrote an article titled “Anthem Aftermath: Conn. Tackles Data Security Legislation” that appeared in Law360 on March 17. The article examined the recent introduction of a bill in the Connecticut General Assembly, as discussed here.

The new bill requires health insurers, health care centers (a particular type of health insurer under Connecticut law that is akin to an HMO) and other health insurance-related businesses to encrypt their customers’ personal information. The article also compared the Connecticut bill to similar data encryption legislation adopted in New Jersey, as discussed here, and discussed the possible increase in data encryption requirements and the impact of the Connecticut bill and New Jersey legislation on legal practitioners.

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