Protecting Patient Privacy: Does US Healthcare Need GDPR?

  • 24 Apr 2018
  • 11:00 AM - 12:00 PM
  • BlueJeans Webinar
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Does US Healthcare Need GDPR?
General Data Protection Regulation is coming May 25th to Europe.

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Today, Facebook faces intense Federal and State scrutiny for their failure to prevent the theft and misuse of Facebook data in the 2016 election. One-in-every-two Americans was affected by the Equifax credit data breach. Healthcare in the United States has been victimized by massive data breaches affecting millions of people.

Some greater form of mandated data protection in the US seems more and more likely, especially in healthcare where patient privacy remains a very sensitive issue.

On May 25, a European privacy law that restricts how personal data is collected and handled will go into effect. The rule, called General Data Protection Regulation or GDPR, focuses on ensuring that users know, understand, and consent to the data collected about them. Under GDPR, clicking "Agree" to pages of fine print won’t suffice. Neither will forcing users to click yes in order to sign up.

Instead, companies must be clear and concise about their collection and use of personal data. Additionally, consumers will gain the right to access data companies store about them, the right to correct inaccurate information, and the right to limit the use of decisions made by algorithms, among others.

Please join Locke Lord for a presentation that addresses the following questions:

  1. Introduction to GDPR: What is GDPR, and why should I care?
  2. Under what circumstances might I be subject to GDPR?
  3. If I’m subject to GDPR, what do I have to do? 
  4. If I’m not subject to GDPR, but I process EU-sourced data, what do I have to do? 
  5. Additional insights regarding industry impact 
  6. Q&A

Presenter Details:

  • Andrew Shindler is a Partner in the London office of Locke Lord LLP. Andrew is a key member of the firm’s Pharmaceutical & Biotech, Privacy & Cybersecurity, Intellectual Property, International Licensing & Technology and Cards & Payments groups.
  • Thomas Smedinghoff focuses his practice on the new legal issues relating to the developing field of information law and electronic business activities. Tom is internationally recognized for his leadership in addressing emerging legal issues regarding electronic transactions, identity management, privacy, information security, and online authentication issues from both a transactional and public policy perspective. 
  • David S. Szabo is Co-Chair of the Health Care practice, a Partner in the Corporate and Transactional Department, and a member of the Privacy group. He represents hospitals, integrated delivery systems, physician organizations, home care companies, and other healthcare service providers. He also represents healthcare information technology companies and health plans, and is Chairman of the Board of the Consortium.

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