Bradley Merrill Thompson, a Member of the Firm in the Health Care and Life Sciences practice, in the firm’s Washington, DC, office, was quoted in Health Data Management, in “FTC Steps Up Protection of Consumer Health Data,” by Greg Slabodkin.
Following is an excerpt:
“FTC clearly perceives a gap in the privacy laws where health information is being held by organizations that don’t fall under HIPAA requirements,” remarks Thompson. “Some might resent what they feel to be an expansionist mission by FTC, but it’s actually hard to argue with the gaps they have identified. I think we can certainly take them at their word and expect more enforcement.”