Published: October 2021
Privacy in the modern age of technology is not limited to a set of rules that restrict or prohibit how data can be used. Rather, it is a tool for empowering individuals as they navigate increasingly sophisticated and complex systems, and for enabling innovation and growth while protecting a basic individual right.
This paper provides a comprehensive framework for building and managing a health care privacy program (also referred to throughout this paper as a health care privacy function) based on the collective insights from in-house and external privacy counsel. While this paper is not designed to comprise a generally applicable “gold standard” for a privacy program, we hope it can provide a practical framework that can be leveraged by privacy professionals in building and managing their particular health care privacy functions.
- Jiayan Chen, Partner, McDermott Will & Emery
- Ryan Higgins, Partner, McDermott Will & Emery
- Ty Kayam, Digital Health Attorney, Microsoft Corporation
- Michael Hamilton, Chief Privacy Officer, Invitae Corporation
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