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Kirk Nahra Discusses Web Hosting Vendor’s Disclosure of Confidential Files
Kirk J. Nahra, chair of Wiley Rein’s Privacy Practice and co-chair of the Health Care Practice, was quoted in a HealthcareInfoSecurity.com article focusing on a medical tourism and Internet marketing company that alleged its web hosting services provider inappropriately disclosed confidential files and trade secrets to a competing medical tourism company. The federal lawsuit highlights issues that healthcare providers need to take into consideration in their relationships with business associates, according to the article.
“There’s always the question of what a vendor is permitted to do with information and whether they actually follow the rules,” Mr. Nahra said. “Most vendors don’t abuse their rights, but some do, and they may push the envelope.”
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