Health Care Privacy, Security, Data Protection (LAW-719F-001)
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The law of information privacy and data security is growing at enormous rates around the world. Virtually every industry is impacted. Nowhere is the set of legal and business challenges more complicated and important than in the health care industry. This course will review the core elements of the emerging law of information privacy and security, through the lens of the health care industry. We will review not only the law but also the core policy issues affecting health care businesses as well as the key strategic issues for businesses that use or share health related data. We also will explore emerging areas for privacy and information security, including new enforcement principles, issues related to security breaches and breach notification, and the emergence of “non-HIPAA” data as a new challenge to the privacy and data security regulatory structure. The goal for the class is to understand the key principles of the developing law in this area, but also to teach what a lawyer actually does on these issues and the need to combine legal knowledge with practical analysis and an understanding of business implications.
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