By CHHS Extern Kimberly Gainey The Federal Aviation Administration (FAA) garnered significant negative attention last month after an overnight outage of its Notice to Air Missions (NOTAM) system grounded early morning domestic flight departures for approximately 90 minutes on Wednesday January 11, 2023. This nearly unprecedented nationwide stop in air traffic, the first in over […]
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By CHHS Extern Quinn Conlan Photo Credit: Getty Images Since the landmark decision Dobbs v. Jackson Women’s Health Organization was released on June 24, 2022, everyone, from Congress to the FTC to the White House, is talking about data privacy and digital surveillance. Reproductive health and wellness apps track a person’s menstruation cycle and ovulation […]
By CHHS Extern Quinn Conlan On May 25, 2022, the Federal Trade Commission (FTC) released a statement announcing a $150 million penalty against Twitter for deceptively collecting user data to sell to advertisers. This is not the first time Twitter has been in the FTC hot seat for inadequate data security. Back in March 2011, […]
By CHHS Extern Jacquelyn Creitz More than one year ago, Colonial Pipeline, America’s largest fuel pipeline, which carries 100 million gallons of fuel a day, paid a ransom of nearly $5 million in cryptocurrency. The May 2021 cyberattack that led to the ransom caused Colonial Pipeline to stop operations for 5 days, creating mass fuel […]
By CHHS Extern Meghan Howie Amid the COVID-19 pandemic, public entities which the public had previously rarely heard became commonplace. One of these is the World Health Organization. The WHO’s role in public health emergencies is commonly discussed- pulling together a global network of experts and governments to provide guidance and resources to address the […]
By CHHS Extern Jenna Newman On September 9th, 2021, President Biden first announced the creation of a plan that would require a large number of Americans to receive the COVID-19 vaccination. The Occupational Safety and Health Administration (OSHA) then published the aforementioned vaccine mandate on November 5. The OSHA mandate required workers employed by businesses […]
By CHHS Extern Cailey Duffy On September 30th, the U.S. Court of Appeals for the District of Columbia allowed a stay of the September 16th ruling in Huisha-Huisha v. Mayorkas. Circuit judges Rogers, Millett, and Katsas allowed the Biden administration to continue enforcing the Title 42 order while their appeal is in progress. Title 42 […]
By CHHS Extern Mike Rovetto A few weeks ago, the Supreme Court released its decision in Van Buren v. United States, and the implications this case has for nearly every business and employer in the country could be potentially staggering. Before going into the implications of the case, a brief introduction is warranted. A more […]
By CHHS Extern Mike Rovetto A few weeks ago, multiple news agencies covered a memo President Biden’s administration released calling on private business entities to do more against the threat of ransomware and to “better understand [their] critical role”. While the President’s Executive Order is a good first step in fixing the nation’s cybersecurity problem, […]
By CHHS Extern Nicole Fullem Due to the COVID-19 pandemic healthcare systems were forced to move to a more remote environment and required to adopt telehealth services to bring care to patients. The Department of Health and Human Services (HHS) defines telehealth as “the use of electronic information and telecommunications technologies to support and promote […]
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