It's Time To Scrap FTC's Health Breach Notification Rule

Law360 (June 1, 2020, 5:57 PM EDT) -- The Federal Trade Commission's Health Breach Notification Rule is a perfect example of a narrowly tailored regulation that only contributes to the cumbersome patchwork of privacy rules in this country without providing any real benefit. Promulgated over 10 years ago to address a specific concern, the HBNR requires notice to consumers and the FTC when an entity not subject to health privacy laws suffers a breach affecting health records it maintains at the consumer's direction.

To date, the FTC has never initiated any HBNR enforcement actions and it has received notice of only two breaches involving 500 or more individuals over...

Stay ahead of the curve

In the legal profession, information is the key to success. You have to know what’s happening with clients, competitors, practice areas, and industries. Law360 provides the intelligence you need to remain an expert and beat the competition.


  • Access to case data within articles (numbers, filings, courts, nature of suit, and more.)
  • Access to attached documents such as briefs, petitions, complaints, decisions, motions, etc.
  • Create custom alerts for specific article and case topics and so much more!

TRY LAW360 FREE FOR SEVEN DAYS

Related Sections

Law Firms

Government Agencies

Hello! I'm Law360's automated support bot.

How can I help you today?

For example, you can type:
  • I forgot my password
  • I took a free trial but didn't get a verification email
  • How do I sign up for a newsletter?
Beta
Ask a question!