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AOL Chief's Benefits Blunder Also a HIPAA Violation

Announcing a pullback of a major employee benefit was bad. Violating the privacy of two employees was worse.

3 comments on "AOL Chief's Benefits Blunder Also a HIPAA Violation"
Dorinda Sattler (2/20/2014 at 5:39 PM)

HIPAA only applies to covered entities and their business associates. Unless Mr. Armstrong or AOL is either one of these, HIPAA doesn't apply. However, it was still morally and ethically wrong to discuss the information.
sdh (2/20/2014 at 4:00 PM)

It's not a HIPAA violation. It is health information, and I certainly agree that it was a bonehead move to make the comment. However, employee health information held by an employer is not subject to the HIPAA regulations.
Harvey (2/17/2014 at 4:42 PM)

HIPPA violations; everyone but the agencies who are suppose to watch over HIPPA knows of these constant violations.Former Mayor Giuliani violated HIPPA when he tried to come up with an excuse for police shooting an innocent young man. Major League Baseball bought stolen health records and no one says a word about it