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News, commentary, and legal updates from attorneys in the Data Security and Workplace Privacy Practice Group at Fisher Phillips.
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The average American worker has nearly a library worth of data existing digitally. What if employers could use such information to lower the cost of employee health care? A growing number of businesses are asking that very question and have begun using employee data to identify health risks in their workforce.

In trying to stem the rising cost of health care companies like Wal-Mart are using “health care analytics companies,” otherwise known as ...

Last week the National Institute of Standards and Technology ("NIST")--a part of the U.S. Department of Commerce, issued a Cybersecurity Practice Guide for mobile devices used in healthcare. The NIST guide, entitled "Securing Electronic Health Records on Mobile Devices" highlights the issues confronting healthcare entities whose providers and employees frequently use mobile devices to view electronic health records. The guide piggybacks on ...

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