HIPAA – the federal Health Insurance Portability and Accountability Act, which Congress passed in 1996 to protect medical information – may not apply in Sony Pictures’ case, because “employers are not providers of health care, or health insurers to their employees, which is a requirement for HIPAA to apply,” wrote Lee Tien, a senior staff attorney at the Electronic Frontier Foundation, in an e-mail.

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