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The New Jersey Assembly on December 15 unanimously approved, by a vote of 75-0, a bill designed to better protect consumers from identify theft.  Bill A3146, if approved by the Senate, would expand the state’s law to include disclosure of a breach of security of online accounts. Per the Identity Theft Resource Center, between 2005 and 2014, there have been 4,695 breaches exposing 633 million records. with the cost of a breach to an…
When considering the proper use or disclosure of patient data, most health care providers look immediately to the Health Insurance Portability and Accountability Act (“HIPAA”) privacy rules. But that may not be enough. As the plaintiff in Isidore Steiner, DPM, PC dba Family Foot Center v. Marc Bonanni learned, state law also must considered. In general, a state law will be applied instead of HIPAA if the state law is more stringent and protective of…