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In a ruling that could have broad ramifications for health data sharing, a federal judge dismissed a patient’s HIPAA suit against Google and the University of Chicago, ruling against a patient complaining about the hospital sharing his health data. In an article published in North Carolina Lawyers Weekly, partners Saad Gul and Mike Slipsky examine the decision, as it raises interesting implications for the future. In their article, the partners state, “Only time will tell if the decision is an outlier or a harbinger of future HIPAA or privacy holdings. If federal and state courts adhere to their current courses, the outcomes of privacy lawsuits will hinge on the forum rather than the facts or legal theories presented.”

 

To read the full article, visit North Carolina Lawyers Weekly.

 

 

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