Elisa K. Jillson of the Federal Trade Commission to Present at WEDI Fall Forum

Contact: Samantha Holvey
Email: sholvey@wedi.org
Website: www.wedi.org

WASHINGTON DC USA -- HIT/HIPAA UPDATE NEWS SERVICE™ -- SEPTEMBER 12, 2019: You're invited to join us for a special one-day event this Fall. WEDI Forum 2019: Emerging Trends and Updates on Privacy and Security in Health IT will be held on Wednesday, October 23 in Washington, D.C. Elisa K. Jillson, along with our industry expert lineup of speakers will focus on the current and future state of privacy and security in healthcare and how various stakeholders study and assess data security protocols to ensure data integrity and security. We invite you to attend for a day of networking and discussion geared towards uncovering best practices for navigating the Health IT and interoperability landscape.

Session: The FTC's Approach to Health Privacy: Facebook, Health Apps, DNA Test Kits

Session Description: The FTC's record-breaking $5 billion settlement requires Facebook to conduct a massive overhaul of its consumer privacy practices. In the wake of this settlement and HHS' recent proposed rule supporting patient access to electronic health information, this session will explore the FTC's approach to the privacy of health information collected by mobile apps, sellers of DNA test kits, and others.

Speaker Bio: Elisa K. Jillson is an attorney in the FTC's Division of Privacy and Identity Protection in the Bureau of Consumer Protection, where she works on policy matters, investigations, and litigation related to privacy and data security. Elisa was the primary staff author of the FTC's February 2018 report, Mobile Security Updates: Understanding the Issues and the November 2018 FTC staff comment to the National Telecommunications and Information Administration on consumer privacy. She was also a co-organizer of the Commission's recent hearings on privacy (April 2019) and data security (December 2018). Elisa was previously an attorney in the FTC's Division of Enforcement, in the Bureau of Consumer Protection, where she worked primarily on order enforcement and litigation related to advertising, privacy, and data security. She has lectured on privacy as part of a consumer protection course at George Mason University's Scalia Law School. Before joining the FTC, Elisa was an associate at Sidley Austin LLP in Washington, DC. Before law school, Elisa was a project manager for an electronic health record vendor. She is a graduate of Cornell University and the University of Chicago Law School.