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Digital health data are being created at a dizzying rate yet a significant chunk of that personal information isn’t covered by federal privacy and security laws. Everything from Fitbits to Apple iPhones are logging and storing health-care data that aren’t covered under the Health Insurance Portability and Accountability Act.

Related Professionals: Nancy Bonifant Halstead

Digital health-care data pose real privacy risks, and a federal law change to regulate it is likely in the future, Nan Halstead, a health privacy and security attorney with Reed Smith LLP in Washington, told Bloomberg Law in a video interview. Increasing the federal government’s privacy and security regulatory scope could force companies like Fitbit to spend more on compliance efforts.

 

The full article was written by James Swann and can be found at bna.com.