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New York AG Settlement with App Developers Serves as a Warning for the Need for Evidence-Backed Commercial Claims


By and on Apr 5, 2017
Posted In Advertising & Marketing, Big Data, Consumer Protection, Data Privacy, Ecommerce, Electronic Contracting, Mobile Apps, Telehealth, Text Messaging

On March 23, 2017, the New York Attorney General’s office announced that it has settled with the developers of three mobile health (mHealth) applications (apps) for, among other things, alleged misleading commercial claims. This settlement highlights for mHealth app developers the importance of systematically gathering sufficient evidence to support their commercial claims. Read the full...

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What You Need to Know about Changes to the Common Rule


By , , , , and on Feb 10, 2017
Posted In Data Privacy, General Interest, Uncategorized

The Final Rule published by the US Department of Health and Human Services on January 18, 2017, largely avoids major modifications to the Common Rule. However, it specifically addresses creation of biospecimen and data repositories and use of those repositories for secondary research. All stakeholders involved in federally funded research should be aware of the...

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HHS Finalizes Overhaul of Federal Human Subjects Research Protections


By and on Jan 18, 2017
Posted In Data Privacy, General Interest, Uncategorized

On January 18, 2017, the Department of Health and Human Services (HHS) and 15 other federal agencies issued a final rule overhauling the federal human subjects research regulations known as the “Common Rule.” These are the first revisions to the Common Rule since its original enactment in 1991, and have been in progress since HHS...

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OMB Reviewing Common Rule Overhaul


By and on Jan 6, 2017
Posted In Data Privacy, General Interest, Uncategorized

On January 4, 2017, the Department of Health and Human Services (HHS) submitted a draft final rule to amend the federal human research regulations to the Office of Management and Budget (OMB). These regulations, often referred to as the Common Rule, were originally developed in 1991 and have been adopted by multiple federal departments and...

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