Next week, IAPP hosts its annual Global Privacy Summit in Washington, D.C.  Inside Privacy will be attending the event, which has attracted a number of significant stakeholders in years past and will provide a good opportunity to take the temperature of stakeholders on key privacy and data security issues.

Those who are interested in health privacy may be especially interested in the panel led by my colleague, Demetrios Kouzoukas, on March 11 from 11:45 am to 12:45 pm. “Notions of Health Privacy as a Function of Technology, Law and Policy,” will look at how notions of privacy in the area of healthcare area have changed and what that means for legal rights and responsibilities regarding health information. Technology has made health privacy both more and less possible, and has created new questions regarding health privacy, especially in a time when new media and social networking have made private lives more public. As Demetrios discussed in a prior post, the panel will provide an overview of significant legal developments, including regulatory and legislative developments and enforcement efforts and explore how government agencies look at health care privacy issues. Demetrios previously served as Deputy General Counsel for the Department of Health & Human Services. The other panelists include:

  • Jodi Daniel, Director, Office of Policy and Planning, Office of the National Coordinator for Health IT, U.S. Department of Health & Human Services
  • Kerry Weems, Senior Vice President and General Manager, Health Solutions, Vantage; Former Administrator, Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services