The European Union's General Data Protection Regulation (GDPR) recently took effect and this has businesses asking whether their own website and data procedures must comply with the comprehensive new data law. Several commentators have suggested that everyone who does business on the internet - including information gathering - is subject to the GDPR's broad reach and stiff fines. In one podcast, a European commentator suggested that GDPR regulators may show up on the doorsteps of American companies to perform data privacy audits; and he claimed several companies could be bankrupted by fines for non-compliance.
Reading the news today, it would seem we have all fallen subject to European Union control. Why do I say this? On May 25, 2018, the European Union’s General Data Protection Regulation (“GDPR”) took effect. (This has much to do with why we are all seeing several emails informing us of new privacy policies and pop-ups about cookies).
What do they say about the weather in Florida? If you don’t like it, wait 5 minutes and it will change. Health care and health care laws are exactly the same and will experience even more rapid and dynamic changes in 2018 from what we have been experiencing in Florida these past several years. Here are 10 of the top health care law areas that will affect physicians and providers in 2018: