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Kirk Nahra Featured in Bloomberg BNA Interview on Privacy and Data Security Enforcement

Bloomberg BNA’s Privacy and Security Law Report
December 14, 2015

Kirk J. Nahra, chair of Wiley Rein’s Privacy Practice and co-chair of the Health Care Practice, was featured in a Bloomberg BNA interview today on federal and state agencies’ efforts to enforce privacy and data security laws.

Overlaps in agencies’ enforcement authority, and new kinds of health care data generated by technologies such as wearable fitness devices, were among the topics Mr. Nahra discussed with BNA’s Privacy and Security Law Report.

“Privacy and security enforcement is still a relatively immature/undeveloped area,” Mr. Nahra said. “There are lots of agencies that potentially have enforcement authority, and very little history for most of these agencies.”

In addition, he noted, “you have the broad development of new kinds of health care data that are being generated outside of the normal health care industry (think wearables, for example), and it is not clear who has authority over those entities, even if there is a lot of reason to be looking at their practices. So, we can expect these overlapping issues to continue for many years, and for the agencies to seek to work together to allocate resources where reasonable.”

Mr. Nahra’s interview can be found here.