• Beyond HIPAA: International Operations May Subject Companies to Additional Privacy Laws
  • October 9, 2003 | Author: H. Carol Saul
  • Law Firm: Epstein Becker & Green, P.C. - Atlanta Office
  • Healthare companies who may have just begun to wrap their arms around the complexities of compliance with the privacy provisions of the Health Insurance Portability and Accountability Act of 1996 ("HIPAA") probably believe that no other privacy standards could be more far-reaching or challenging for their organizations than HIPAA ¿ but they may be wrong. At least for companies that provide services internationally or that outsource business processes to low-cost, overseas labor, HIPAA may be only one of many international privacy laws which demand compliance. The European Union's Directive on Data Protection ("EU Directive") is one such protection for personal data that companies must consider.