NIST Cybersecurity Framework Version 1.1 Released

The National Institute of Standards and Technology published an updated version of its Framework for Improving Critical Infrastructure Cybersecurity (Cybersecurity Framework) on April 16, 2018. The Cybersecurity Framework was first made available on February 2014 and has […]

HIPAA Updates

Potential PHI Compromise May Have Impacted 582,000 Patients of California Dept. of Developmental Services

582,174 patients of the California Department of Developmental Services (DDS) is contacting customers to inform them that their protected health information has possibly been compromised. Last February 11, 2018, some people broke into the DDS […]

GDPR Advice

Is Profiling Allowed under the GDPR?

Writers of The General Data Protection Regulations (GDPR) have defined profiling to include ‘any form of automated processing of personal data consisting of the use of personal data to evaluate certain personal aspects relating to […]

GDPR Advice

GDPR Data Backup Requirements

Physical and technological failures and glitches occur even in the best-maintained and most secure files. This is why the General Data Protection Regulation (GDPR) requires a plan in place to safeguard and restore data in personal […]

GDPR Advice

What is the GDPR Right to Object?

The new General Data Protection Regulations will be part of EU Member States’ legislation by the end of May. These guidelines are aimed at protecting the rights of EU citizens—wherever they live. Businesses that employ […]

GDPR Advice

What is Vital Interest in GDPR?

The term ‘vital interests’ is not new. In fact, it was written into legislation in Schedule 2 paragraph 4 of the 1998 Act. At the time ‘vital interests’ referred to those of subjects whose data […]

GDPR Advice

What are the Exemptions to GDPR?

The General Data Protection Regulation (GDPR), which goes into effect on May 28th 2018, applies to all businesses based in the European Union. However, even companies which are not based in a member state of […]


WordPress Adds GDPR Compliance

WordPress has recently begun testing of its new platform. The purpose of the new version is to make Word Press tools compliant with the new General Data Protection Regulation (GDPR) tools. There is a heavy […]

GDPR Advice

GDPR Impact on Clinical Trials

Within the next six weeks, the General Data Protection Regulations (GDPR) is set to be enacted in all European Union (EU) member states. These regulations, which come into force on May 25, affect all EU […]

HIPAA Updates

Cambridge Health Alliance Suffers PHI Breach

Law enforcement agencies have notified Cambridge Health Alliance (CHA) that the protected health information of some of its subscibers has been obtained by an unauthorized individual. Everett Massachusetts Police Department alerted, on January 31, 2018, […]

GDPR Advice

What is GDPR Right to Erasure?

According to the soon-to-be-implemented General Data Protection Regulations (GDPR) under Article 17, every European Union citizen has the right to request that his personal data file be modified or deleted. What GDPR States Regarding Erasure […]