From protecting clinical data to complying with HIPAA and HITECH standards, life sciences and health information technology companies face a unique set of privacy and data security concerns. Increasing media attention on data breaches involving health-related data has drawn ever-increasing scrutiny to regulatory compliance, particularly for publicly-traded companies. Both public and private companies face significant legal exposure, financial liability and reputational harm from data breaches.
Yet, the collection, analysis, storage and disclosure of health-related information is critical for developing and commercializing products, establishing strategic collaborations, securing regulatory approvals, and completing corporate acquisitions and other transactions. During this webinar, WilmerHale Partners Jonathan Cedarbaum, Barry Hurewitz and Brian Johnson address data privacy and security considerations for life sciences and health information technology companies, including:
- the privacy landscape for the healthcare and life sciences industries;
- how to navigate the complex regulatory framework governing health-related data;
- which key contractual issues affect the third parties who handle your company’s data; and
- practical tips for data security breach preparedness and response.