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Daily Dashboard | Telehealth HIPAA waiver stirs privacy concerns Related reading: A view from Brussels: A look at the latest from the European Comission


The U.S. Department of Health and Human Services' Office for Civil Rights waived Health Insurance Portability and Accountability Act penalties this week in response to the COVID-19 pandemic. Those providing telehealth services view this as a welcomed reprieve as they work to treat and monitor quarantined patients more effectively. However, while this federal response to COVID-19 is innovative and understandable, several health data privacy questions remain. RedTail AI Ethics Journalist Kate Kaye explores the potential privacy pitfalls in this piece for The Privacy Advisor. Editor's note: Stanley Crosley, CIPP/US, CIPM, recently discussed why the new HHS announcement is a welcome move.
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