News, opinions and analysis to assist in professional liability risk management from the Technology, Media and Business Services Group.

From the underwriting desk
Medical Records and California Law
Most of you are probably well aware of Federal regulations regarding disclosures of medical record information under HITECH. Often overlooked are more stringent regulations in place in California. Ted Kobus of Marshall, Dennehey, Warner, Coleman & Goggin recently wrote an overview of the California regulations.

Nosey Employees Can Be Costly to Hospitals in California
Recent Headlines

Data security and privacy
Medical-data breach said to be major
Altered Payment Terminals Expose Aldi Customers To Theft
Fla. university’s computer hacked
A data breach doesn’t have to be a death sentence for business
Los Angeles healthcare data breach reveals info for 33000 patients
Local man arrested for breach of Houston Medical Center database
More Than 14000 ChoicePoint Breach Victims To Receive Checks

Media liability
Blog Hyperlinks to News Stories With Copyright Protection = Copyright Infringement or Not?
Chris Aire Suing 17 Watch Brands for Trademark Infringement
The Strange Case of Kachingle v. The NYT
Broadcasters sue Ivi for copyright infringement
The Cyberbully Bugaboo

Technology risk issues
Computer Glitch Could Have Wiped $7.9 Billion Off ETF
You got served: Blizzard sues StarCraft 2 cheaters
Computer glitch delays Continental flights
Traffic Lights Malfunction During Rush Hour
Formula error may be costly

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