Electronic Health Records

HIPAA and Reproductive Health: A companion FAQ to the Patient’s Guide to HIPAA

July 2022 Download a PDF The World Privacy Forum publishes and maintains A Patient’s Guide to HIPAA, which is a plain language explanation of how to use the law to guard your health privacy. This companion FAQ on HIPAA is focused on reproductive health privacy in response to the many questions we are receiving from

WPF urges US Federal Trade Commission to re-examine data breach notification requirements for health data in Flo Health proposal

The World Privacy Forum has submitted comments to the FTC regarding its proposed consent order In the Matter of Flo Health, Inc. requesting that the FTC conduct further analysis regarding the FTC Health Data Breach Rule and its potential applicability to the alleged unconsented sharing of women’s pregnancy, menstruation, mental health, and other data with

World Health Organization updates its data sharing principles; WPF participant in external expert advisory group

This summer, the World Privacy Forum served as a member of the World Health Organization’s External Expert Group on Data Principles. We are pleased to announce that WHO has now published its updated data principles and data sharing policy, as of October 2020.  While there are additional items that WPF would like to address in