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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