Bogus HIPAA Claims Are Flourishing As Pandemic Worsens

December 4, 2020 | Rivkin Rounds Staff | COVID-19 | HIPAA

A recent article in Law360, “Bogus HIPAA Claims Are Flourishing As Pandemic Worsens,” discussed how the Covid-19 pandemic is fueling false assertions about the scope of privacy protections under HIPAA. Rivkin Radler’s Eric Fader was quoted in the article.

There are many honest misconceptions among the general public as to what HIPAA permits or prohibits, but some people – particularly in and around the federal government – have been exploiting the confusion for political purposes. Eric observed, “All of these health-related things get used and twisted, and they get twisted sometimes innocently, because people just don’t know what they are. And other times, it’s people who should know better.”

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