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Eric Setterlund serves as counsel in Bradley’s Healthcare and Cybersecurity and Privacy practice groups. He has extensive experience with matters related to healthcare privacy, security protections and regulatory compliance. Prior to joining the firm, Eric served as chief privacy officer and privacy and data counsel for BlueCross BlueShield of Tennessee. He draws upon his real-world business and program management experience to provide his clients practical advice for complex regulatory and transactional matters.

The healthcare sector is increasingly facing cyber-threats with ransomware and hacking at the forefront. In the last five years, there has been a staggering 256% rise in significant hacking-related breaches and a 264% surge in ransomware incidents reported to the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services (HHS) Office for Civil Rights (OCR). Hacking alone

A recently introduced bill in the Florida Legislature would provide businesses operating in Florida, including health care providers, with a legal defense to data breach lawsuits if they maintain robust cybersecurity measures that meet government- and industry-recognized standards. Specifically, Florida House Bill No. 473 (H.B. 473), known as the Cybersecurity Incident Liability Act, was

The Department of Health & Human Services (HHS) released a concept paper outlining its strategy for improving cybersecurity infrastructure within the healthcare sector. The paper calls for proposing healthcare-specific cybersecurity performance goals that will include both minimum foundational practices and advanced goals for cybersecurity performance. By centralizing these performance goals into the Healthcare and Public

On October 10, 2023, California Gov. Gavin Newsom signed SB 362 into law. The “Delete Act” is a key piece of privacy legislation designed to further protect consumer online privacy rights and place further obligations on data brokers.

The Delete Act heavily amends California’s existing data broker law and seeks to establish a one-stop shop

As cyber threats have evolved and expanded, cybersecurity has emerged as a threat to organizations across sectors, and there is more urgency than ever for companies to remain vigilant and prepared. Cybersecurity incidents can come with legal implications and lead to substantial financial losses, and members of the board must increasingly be involved and knowledgeable

In an era where our lives are ever more intertwined with technology, the security of digital platforms is a matter of national concern. A recent large-scale cyberattack affecting several U.S. federal agencies and numerous other commercial organizations emphasizes the criticality of robust cybersecurity measures.

The Intrusion

On June 7, 2023, the Cybersecurity and Infrastructure Security

Tennessee has joined the growing number of states that have enacted comprehensive data privacy laws. On the final day of this year’s legislative session, the Tennessee legislature passed the Tennessee Information Protection Act (TIPA), and Governor Bill Lee signed TIPA into law on May 11, 2023.  

TIPA marks a significant development in data privacy