HIPAA Updates

HIPAA Rules on Ransomware Confirmed by OCR

Following the recent WannaCry ransomware attacks, the Department of Health and Human Services’ Office for Civil Rights (OCR) was particularly active. OCR sent out warnings, updates, and threat information related to WannaCry ransomware. OCR also […]


Post Brexit Implications May Complicate GDPR Compliance and Free Movement of Data Between UK and EU Members

The politics surrounding Brexit negotiations may present significant challenges to the General Data Protection Regulation (GDPR) compliance for UK companies as well as the cross-border data flow. In case the United Kingdom ceases to belong […]

HIPAA Updates

$5.5 Million Paid by Memorial Healthcare System

The Department of Health and Human Services’ Office for Civil Rights (OCR), equaling last year’s record HIPAA settlement with Advocate Health, announced that a $5.5 million settlement had been agreed with Florida-based Memorial Healthcare Systems to settle […]


HIPAA to be Updated to Cover Texting, Social Media and Transparency in Investigatory Methods

At the Healthcare Information and Management Systems Society’s 2017 conference-HIMSS17-OCR’s Deven McGraw released some new information on the HIPAA guidance OCR expects to release in 2017. Last year, the Joint Commission lifted the ban on […]


Artificial Intelligence Watchdog Necessary to Increase GDPR Transparency for Automated Decisions

The European Union’s General Data Protection Regulation offers safeguards for people against the risks that a damaging automated decision is undertaken without the intervention of a human. Computerized decisions relate to decisions made following automatic […]


New Survey Examines US GDPR Preparedness

PWC has published the results of a new survey that highlight some fascinating developments in the race for US GDPR preparedness. The vast majority of the respondents to the recent “GDPR preparedness pulse survey” considered […]