The U.S. does not currently have a federal privacy law. The EU General Data Protection Regulation and California Consumer Privacy Act have driven extensive national debate on this topic. But how has this pressure impacted the health care industry? In the first installment of this two-part series for The Privacy Advisor, WilmerHale Cybersecurity and Privacy Practice Co-Chair Kirk Nahra, CIPP/US, explores where the U.S. stands with health care privacy. Nahra writes health care may not get enough attention in the federal debate since privacy has, in part, been addressed with the Health Insurance Portability and Accountability Act; however, the law no longer reflects how the health care system works today.
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