On Feb. 9, U.S. Senators Bill Cassidy and Tammy Baldwin introduced a bill that would create a Commission on Health Data Use and Privacy Protection to study the potential modernization of HIPAA. Introduction of the bill follows a recent trend of increased attention to data privacy at the federal level, both for covered entities and for non-covered entities, including the Department of Health and Human Services’ proposed modifications to HIPAA and HITECH and the Federal Trade Commission’s Health Breach Notification Rule.

Read on to learn more about the proposed commission.