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HHS Releases Guidance on Audio-Only Telehealth Practices

Earlier this month, the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services Office for Civil Rights released guidance to help covered entities understand how they can use remote communication technologies for audio-only telehealth in compliance with the HIPAA Privacy and Security Rules. Specifically, the Guidance clarifies how audio-only telehealth can be conducted after OCR’s Notification of Enforcement Discretion for Telehealth, put in place during the COVID-19 pandemic, is no longer in effect. Continue Reading

China Issues Draft Guidelines on Certification of Personal Information Cross-Border Transfer Activities

The National Information Security Standardization Technical Committee of China recently issued a draft version of the Cybersecurity Standard Practice Guidelines – Technical Specification on Certification of Personal Information Cross-border Transfer Activities. This blog entry provides a summary of the Guidelines. Continue Reading

California Attorney General Reminds Health App Providers of Obligations to Protect Reproductive Health Information

On May 26, 2022, California Attorney General Rob Bonta issued a press release reminding health app providers that California’s Confidentiality of Medical Information Act applies to mobile apps that are designed to store medical information, which includes health apps such as fertility trackers. Continue Reading

Just Copy What Works

I’ve had an idea lingering for years about habits and behaviors and outcomes. If we accept that peoples’ output usually comes from their inputs, what if we just completely copied their inputs? For example, I’m a heavy guy because I eat too much. I have a friend who eats way less. He’s very thin. So here’s the crazy…

How Much Incel Terrorism Can We Prevent With Kindness?

When I think about violence caused by young, socially-rejected males, I often wonder how much bullying and mistreatment cause their violent behavior. That doesn’t mean excuse the behavior; I am talking about the proximate cause—or exacerbation—that contributes to the act. I have a model in my mind that captures this, which goes something like this: This doesn’t imply…