Tag: Reproductive Privacy

  • The Role of Digital Privacy in Ensuring Access to Abortion and Reproductive Health Care in Post-Dobbs America

    June 13, 2024

    The Supreme Court’s Dobbs decision overturning Roe v. Wade in 2022 unleashed a reproductive health crisis in the U.S. The country also faces a data privacy crisis. The two are intrinsically related, increasing the risks that people face to access reproductive health care.

    • Data Protection

    • Health Privacy

    • Analysis

  • HHS Issues Final Rule in an Important Effort to Safeguard Reproductive Privacy

    April 24, 2024

    The Department of Health and Human Services published a final rule this week strengthening privacy protections for reproductive health information. The rule extends the Health Insurance Portability and Accountability Act (HIPAA) Privacy Rule by prohibiting regulated entities from using or disclosing personal health information for the “mere act of seeking, obtaining, providing, or facilitating reproductive health care.” This is an important reproductive privacy safeguard for millions of Americans, particularly in the wake of the U.S. Supreme Court’s decision invalidating the constitutional right to abortion in Dobbs v. Jackson Women's Health Organization.

    • Cybersecurity

    • Data Protection

    • Data Security

    • Health Privacy

    • Updates

  • Alive and Kicking: Washington State’s My Health My Data Act Goes into Effect Today

    April 1, 2024

    Today Washington State’s landmark My Health My Data Act (MHMD) goes into effect, marking a new chapter in state regulation of health data. In an age where more and more of our health-related data is being managed through apps, devices, and online services, MHMD imposes strict privacy obligations on companies and creates a private right of action to bolster enforcement.

    • Cybersecurity

    • Data Protection

    • Data Security

    • Health Privacy

    • Privacy Laws

    • U.S. State Privacy Laws

    • Analysis