Large HIPAA Violation Fines on the Way

HHS' Office for Civil Rights (OCR) could hand down some whopping fines for HIPAA violations later this year, privacy attorney Adam Greene told govinfosecurity.com in an interview.

HHS' Office for Civil Rights (OCR) could hand down some whopping fines for HIPAA violations later this year, privacy attorney Adam Greene told govinfosecurity.com in an interview.

"We've heard anecdotally that [OCR] has a significant pipeline of unprecedented settlement agreements, meaning particularly high amounts" of financial penalties, says Mr Greene, a partner at Washington law firm law firm Davis Wright Tremaine, who previously worked for OCR.

The industry could see "some really surprising settlement agreements [and] potential record-breaking" financial penalties later this year, he said.

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