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Data Privacy

CHC & 4A’s Member-Exclusive HIPAA Guidance

CHC & 4A’s Member-Exclusive HIPAA Guidance

CHC & 4A’s Member-Exclusive Guidance Crafted jointly by the CHC and 4A’s, this first-of-its-kind industry guidance – Navigating the Health Data Privacy Landscape: A Guide for Agencies – is designed to help partner healthcare agencies and communications companies better understand health data privacy compliance given the new wave of laws and regulations cropping up around […]

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Data Privacy

HHS-OCR & NIST Release Joint HIPAA Resource Guidance

HHS-OCR & NIST Release Joint HIPAA Resource Guidance

The HHS Office for Civil Rights (OCR) and the National Institute of Standards and Technology (NIST) published the final version of Special Publication (SP) 800-66 Revision 2, aimed at helping covered entities and business associates better understand and comply with the HIPAA Security Rule. The final version serves as a resource guide and maps the […]

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Regulatory/FDA

Watch CHC On-Demand Webinar: The Future of FTC’s Privacy Regulations & Actions

Watch CHC On-Demand Webinar: The Future of FTC’s Privacy Regulations & Actions

  Watch our 30-minute webinar on-demand that cover the FTC’s jurisdiction in the health privacy space and HIPAA-adjacent ad agencies and communications companies, as well as how the FTC prioritizes enforcement actions in the health privacy space.  Gain insights on what the healthcare advertising industry can do better in terms of health privacy and what […]

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Courts/First Amendment

CHC brief questions FTC ad market definition in IQVIA merger challenge

CHC brief questions FTC ad market definition in IQVIA merger challenge

WASHINGTON, DC – The Coalition for Healthcare Communication (CHC) has filed a federal court amicus brief that raises concerns about how the Federal Trade Commission (FTC) defined the “programmatic advertising” marketplace in its complaint against IQVIA’s proposed merger with Propel Media and offered its real-world insight into the industry, which span the entire digital “ad […]

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Regulatory/FDA

FTC Releases New Staff Paper on Harms to Kids & Teens from Online “Blurred” or Stealth Advertising

FTC Releases New Staff Paper on Harms to Kids & Teens from Online “Blurred” or Stealth Advertising

The Federal Trade Commission (FTC) issued a new staff paper in conjunction with their open Commission meeting that recommends that advertisers, social media influencers, and others who market or promote products online to children should avoid blurring advertising by clearly separating advertising and entertainment, educational, and other content to help limit potential negative effects to […]

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Regulatory/FDA

FTC Issues Proposed Rule Identifying 7 Deceptive Marketing Review and Testimonial Practices

FTC Issues Proposed Rule Identifying 7 Deceptive Marketing Review and Testimonial Practices

The Federal Trade Commission (FTC) announced on June 30th a new notice of proposed rulemaking (NPRM) that attempts to stop marketers from using illicit or deceptive review and endorsement practices. This proposed rule aims to protect consumers seeking genuine feedback on products and services while promoting fairness for honest businesses. Any agencies or their clients […]

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Regulatory/FDA

FTC Releases First Update to Endorsement Ad Guidelines in a Decade

FTC Releases First Update to Endorsement Ad Guidelines in a Decade

The Federal Trade Commission (FTC) issued updates on June 29, 2023 to its Guides Concerning the Use of Endorsements and Testimonials in Advertising (“Endorsement Guides”) and updated its practical business guidance “FTC’s Endorsement Guides: What People are Asking” (“Business Guidance”). Last updated in 2009, the final revisions to the Endorsement Guides feature several key additions addressing technological changes in […]

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Regulatory/FDA

NLRB General Counsel Issues Memo Indicating Non-Competes Are Unlawful in Almost All Cases

NLRB General Counsel Issues Memo Indicating Non-Competes Are Unlawful in Almost All Cases

On May 30, National Labor Relations Board (NLRB) General Counsel Jennifer Abruzzo sent a memo to all Regional Directors, Officers-in-Charge, and Resident Officers, deeming that the act of extending, maintaining, and enforcing of non-compete provisions in employment contracts and severance agreements seemingly violates the National Labor Relations Act (NLRA) except in limited circumstances. NLRB General Counsel Abruzzo’s […]

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Data Privacy

Data Privacy Regulation Efforts Heat Up, Abortion Issue Is Wild Card

Data Privacy Regulation Efforts Heat Up, Abortion Issue Is Wild Card

Aug. 22, 2022 – For years, the issue of regulating data privacy has been addressed largely by individual states, with little comprehensive action on the federal level. But that may be about to change in light of a more aggressive Federal Trade Commission (FTC), a new bipartisan proposal in Congress, and the U.S. Supreme Court’s […]

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Regulatory/FDA

As COVID-19 Pandemic Continues, Promotion of Unapproved “Cures” Abounds

As COVID-19 Pandemic Continues, Promotion of Unapproved “Cures” Abounds

May 4, 2020 – An important part of protecting the public health during the COVID-19 pandemic is making sure that the marketing of treatments or remedies that are not approved by the Food and Drug Administration (FDA) to treat the virus is stopped before consumers waste their money or potentially are harmed by these products. […]

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