In our fifth installment of “Unanswered questions after Dobbs,” Reed Smith’s Reproductive Health Working Group addresses the potential impact of the Dobbs opinion on personal data and health information privacy. As discussed in our prior installments and in our June 13 Client Alert discussing California’s action to safeguard users’ reproductive health information with health apps, Dobbs will have far-reaching effects on the health care industry and on employers.

This installment provides examples of questions and discusses issues that may arise for those health care providers and employers, as well as digital health technology companies and general-use, Internet-based services as individuals seeking health care interact with those services. Individuals and organizations need to navigate the already challenging web of federal and state privacy rules applicable to individual data, including personal health information regulated by the Health Insurance Portability and Accountability Act of 1996, as amended (HIPAA), and other federal and state privacy laws.

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