Location Data Are Revealing Health Information
HIPAA does not go far enough to protect health-related information inferred from location data collected by cellphones.
HIPAA at 25 Remains a Work in Progress
HIPAA has delivered meaningful benefits to consumers but still needs updating to address new and emerging privacy challenges.
Once They Are Tested, Can Genes Stay Private?
Scholars argue that increased use of direct-to-consumer genetic testing creates hidden privacy risks.
Preserving Clinician Discretion Under Health Privacy Regulation
HIPAA does not stop health care providers from disclosing patient information to provide better care.
Doctors or Devices?
Scholar weighs the possibility of regulating medical artificial intelligence like human professionals.
FDA’s Authority to Regulate Off-Label Promotion
Expert argues that federal law gives regulator authority to restrict unauthorized drug uses.
Should Robots Make Law?
Workshop evaluated benefits and challenges of delegating government decision-making to computers.
Creating Guidance for an Invisible Threat
FDA issues new guidelines to medical device manufacturers to mitigate cybersecurity concerns.
Health Assessment Penalties May Extend to Spouses
A proposal would let employers use financial incentives to get health data from employees’ spouses.
Agencies Propose Rule to Bolster Protections for Human Research Subjects
Rule would address concerns that medical information can be used for unauthorized purposes.