A Path to Anonymization: Through the Telecom and Health Lenses

Anonymized data, including under GDPR and HIPAA, is a preferred solution to avoid privacy law compliance burdens. Anonymizing data involves various steps, including: (i) understanding if the process of handling identifiable data to anonymize it is problematic; (ii) choosing an anonymization technique; and (iii) performing a risk analysis for confidence that the data is sufficiently…

Digital Health Privacy: OCR and FTC Perspectives

This session will review the latest issues and trends in digital health privacy regulation, featuring the perspectives of senior regulators from the Department of Health and Human Services Office for Civil Rights and Federal Trade Commission. The panel will examine the overlapping jurisdictions of the OCR and FTC with respect to a variety of digital…

Secondary Uses of Health Data for Research and Development Purposes

The secondary use of health data initially collected for purposes of patient care or clinical research can be extremely valuable to a wide variety of entities, including the following: Artificial intelligence developers that wish to harness such data to train algorithms and develop new products. Pharmaceutical and medical device companies gathering real word evidence regarding…