The European Union’s General Data Protection Regulation: Its Impact on U.S. Healthcare and What You Need to Know

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March 6, 2018
2:00 PM Eastern
Speakers: Rebecca Rakoski, Esq.; Jordan Fischer, Esq.; Matthew Streger, Esq.; Margaret Keavney, Esq.

With the forthcoming European Union’s General Data Protection Regulation (“GDPR”), that takes effect this year on May 25, 2018, the collection, processing, storage, and use of data related to a European Union data subject is set to drastically change. Any entity that processes data related to an EU data subject will be required to comply with the granular technological and legal requirements laid out in the GDPR. Those organizations will also be required to take precautionary steps to ensure that any relevant data is properly stored, transferred, and accessed in a compliant and secure manner.

This presentation will discuss the global impact of the GDPR on the collection, processing, and storage of health-related data. The GDPR specifically creates heightened requirements sensitive data, such as health, biometric, and genetic data. This “sensitive” data requires extra precautions on the part of the data controller and any data processor. The GDPR is creating a new framework for companies to use to create a more robust and secure data management systems that protects the privacy of personal information. It is important for any healthcare provider, include those providing ambulance services, in the United States, to understand the impact and application of the GDPR, in light of the requirements laid out in HIPAA and the HiTech Act, related to data and security.


Rebecca Rakoski

Rebecca Rakoski is the co-founder and managing partner at XPAN Law Group, a certified Women’s Business Enterprise (“WBE”) and Women Owned Small Business (“WOSB”). XPAN is a boutique law firm focusing exclusively on cybersecurity and data privacy. Rebecca uniquely understands how technology intersects with her client’s legal obligations and liabilities. She has extensive experience in cybersecurity standards and guidelines such as HIPAA, NY DFS, FTC, NIST, ISO, for cybersecurity and data privacy. Rebecca also focuses on domestic data privacy and cross border data transfer issues. Rebecca performs in-depth cybersecurity assessments, audits, and gap analysis. She advises and drafts internal and outward facing policies and procedures governing cybersecurity, including breach response/disaster recovery plans and counsels clients through a breach by navigating the complexities of different state and federal regulations. Rebecca also focuses on cybersecurity and data privacy due diligence in the areas of corporate mergers and acquisitions, intellectual property, and transition and succession planning. In addition to being a managing partner at XPAN, Rebecca also serves on the Board of Governors for Temple University Health Systems.


Jordan Fischer

Jordan is a co-founder and managing partner at XPAN Law Group, a certified Women’s Business Enterprise (“WBE”) and Women Owned Small Business (“WOSB”). She focuses her practice on international data privacy and cybersecurity and cross-border data management, with a special emphasis in European Union data privacy regulations and the forthcoming General Data Protection Regulation. Jordan has extensive experience in the intersection of law and technology. At XPAN, Jordan regularly evaluates and assesses legal and business opportunities and risk to provide public and private sector clients with critical data privacy and cybersecurity assessments and strategy. With a global perspective, Jordan works with clients to create cost-effective and business oriented approaches to cybersecurity and data privacy compliance. Jordan also works on and manages large-scale electronic discovery projects to address cross-border discovery issues. In addition to being a principal member of XPAN Law Group, Jordan is an adjunct law professor at the Thomas R. Kline School of Law, where she teaches a variety of legal courses, including European Union law.


Matthew Streger

Matthew R. Streger is a paramedic and attorney with more than thirty years of EMS experience. Matthew is a Partner at the law firm of Keavney & Streger in New Jersey and focuses his practice on the needs of EMS agencies and providers. Matthew worked in EMS systems in New Jersey, New York, South Carolina and Ohio. He has served as the Executive Director of Mobile Health Services (EMS) at Robert Wood Johnson University Hospital in New Jersey, the Deputy Commissioner of EMS in Cleveland, and the Director of Disaster Preparedness at St. Vincent Charity Hospital in Cleveland. He currently sits on the Panel of Commissioners for CAAS and the Editorial Advisory Board of EMS World Magazine. Matthew completed his Paramedic Training at the UMDNJ School of Health Related Professions in Newark, New Jersey.  He holds a Bachelor of Arts in Public Administration from the City University of New York, John Jay College of Criminal Justice, and a Master of Public Administration Degree from Clemson University. Matthew received his Juris Doctor from Seton Hall University School of Law and is admitted to practice in the State of New Jersey.

Margaret Keavney


Event Details

Date: March 06, 2018

Start time: 14:00 p.m.

End time: 15:00 p.m.