HIPAA Updates

U.S. House of Representatives Approves Internet of Medical Things Resilience Partnership Act

The U.S. House of Representatives has paased the Internet of Medical Things Resilience Partnership Act, aiming to put in place a public-private stakeholder partnership. This partnership will be charged with developing a cybersecurity framework that can […]

GDPR Advice

GDPR: How it Changes EU Data Protection Law

The primary objective of the GDPR is to safeguard the European Union citizens from data breaches. This is particularly important since the world is increasingly becoming data-driven and the conditions are largely different from the […]

GDPR Advice

GDPR’s Direct Impact on Human Resources

The right for individuals, including employees, to access their own personal data which is held by their employers is a fundamental principle of the current data protection regulation. This tenet will continue to be important […]

GDPR News

GDPR to Increase Banking Data Breach Fines

Financial organizations such as banks are not new to the threats of data security negligence. The increasing rate and severity of cyber-attacks have made banks consider resiliency against external attacks their top operational risk priority. […]

Cybersecurity

Dark OverLord Group Attacked SMART Physical Therapy

Hacking group TheDarkOverlord, after an apparent period of inactivity,  has claimed responsibility for another successful attack on a U.S. healthcare supplier. This time the victim was Mass-based SMART Physical Therapy (SMART PT). The announcement of […]

GDPR News

French GDPR Guidelines Issued

The introduction of the General Data Protection Regulation (GDPR) on 25 May 2018 means big changes in the responsibilities of data processors. Currently, data controllers have direct responsibility for the processing of data, but when […]

GDPR News

GDPR will accelerate security spending

According to recent research published by Gartner, anxiety about the new GDPR will accelerate security spending. Global spending on information security will hit $86.4 billion this year, a 7% hike over the prior year. And it […]

GDPR News

GDPR is driving the privacy technology market

According to a new industry report, the new GDPR regulation is driving the emerging privacy technology market.  The new report published by the International Association of Privacy Professionals (IAPP) examines a large number of established, scaling […]

GDPR News

Tech sector struggles with GDPR

A recent study published in the Financial Times highlights how the tech sector struggles with GDPR. The FT interviewed 20 of the global tech giants, and some of the findings are revealing about what is […]

HIPAA Advice

Dropbox and HIPAA Compliance

Dropbox is a widely-used file hosting service operated by many organizations to share files, but what about protected health information? Is the service HIPAA compliant? Dropbox beleives it now supports HIPAA and HITECH Act compliance […]

HIPAA Updates

5,000 Individuals Exposed by Aetna Error

Health insurance provider Aetna, based in Hartford, CT has found that the protected health data of more than 5,000 plan subscriber has been released online and was accessible to the public through search engines. Aetna […]

HIPAA Updates

HHS reviewing OCR’s Wall of Shame

Beginning from 2009, the Department of Health and Human Services’ Office for Civil Rights has been publishing summaries of healthcare data breaches on its website, a list is often referred to as OCR’s ‘Wall of […]

HIPAA Updates

Major Budget Cuts for OCR and ONC

The Trump administration has revealed its 2018 fiscal budget with the Department of Health and Human Services’ Office for Civil Rights (OCR) and Office of the National Coordinator for Health Information Technology (ONC) both facing […]