Washington – The Computer & Communications Industry Association filed comments with the Federal Trade Commission ahead of a proposed rulemaking on the Health Breach Notification Rule. CCIA supports the goal of better protecting online health data, but advised the FTC to ensure it has the authority from Congress to expand the scope of regulation on this issue.
CCIA has advocated for Congress to pass baseline federal privacy legislation.
The following can be attributed to CCIA President Matt Schruers:
“Protecting Americans’ private health care information is important and we appreciate the FTC’s efforts to provide additional clarity on the scope of this Rule. What is unclear, however, is whether the FTC has the authority to broaden the scope and aim of the Health Breach Notification Rule.”