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Health Insurance Portability and Accountability Act (HIPAA)

The U.S. Health Insurance Portability and Accountability Act (HIPAA) was not proposed to address Internet privacy, but it involves the sharing of health-related information and could have implications for online businesses and privacy laws in general. The HIPAA has been viewed as being very controversial and pioneering in its implications. The HIPAA will have implications for online businesses that have access to health-related information.

The following questions have been addressed in this article:

What about if there is a conflicting state law? Would that preempt this legislation?

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IBLS Editorial Board
Staff Attorney

Date Added:1/27/2003
Last Modified:1/27/2003