HIPAA Advice

HR Managers & HIPAA Compliance

Human resource managers who are not directly involved in the healthcare or healthcare insurance still need to give due consideration to compliance with the Healthcare Insurance Portability Accountability Act (HIPAA). A third of all workers […]

HIPAA Advice

Employee Consequences of Violating HIPAA

HIPAA requires covered entities to conduct training for employees in order to ensure that they completely understand what their obligations are in relation the the Healthcare Information Portability and Accountability Act (HIPAA) 1996. Breaching HIPAA […]

HIPAA Advice

Who Enforces HIPAA?

Trying to come up with a definitive answer to the question ‘Who Enforces HIPAA?’ can bring up two very different answers. On one hand there are the official bodies and agencies that are charged with […]

HIPAA Advice

HIPAA & Telehealth Types Explained

Telehealth is an area that is very important to pay particular attention to when addressing the Health Insurance Portability and Accountability Act (HIPAA) compliance so it is important to be aware of the many different […]

Cybersecurity

Data Breach Leads to Massive Carrefour Fine

In France the data protection regulator, Commission nationale de l’informatique et des libertés (CNIL), has penalised French retail giant Carrefour more than €3m ($3.7m) in relation to a number of breaches of the European Union’s […]

HIPAA Advice

HIPAA Breach Cases 2020

Listed here is a summary of some of the most significant HIPAA breach cases that have lead to settlement agreements with the Department of Health and Human Services’ Office for Civil Rights (OCR). We have […]

GDPR Advice

Is GDPR Supported by Amazon Web Services (AWS)?

Amazon Web Services (AWS) is a cloud platform service, a subsidiary of Amazon that includes more than 175  data centers around the world. AWS provides on-demand cloud computing platforms and APIs to individuals, companies, and governments, on a metered pay-as-you-go […]

HIPAA Updates

1 Million Impacted in Blackbaud Data Breach

Another four healthcare suppliers have broadcast HIPAA breach alerts  in relation to the Blackbaud ransomware attack and data breach. Just after the Northwestern Memorial HealthCare group revealed that the personal information of 55,983 clients had […]

GDPR Advice

GDPR Insurance Industry Compliance

The General Data Protection Regulation (GDPR) became active on May 25 2018. This short article will look into how GDPR impacts the Insurance Industry. Specialised consideration of the new Regulation is vital due to the […]

GDPR Advice

Small Business GDPR Checklist

According to the terms of the GDPR, a small business is one that employs less than 250 and is not expected to meet some of the more stringent stipulations of the legislation. Small Business GDPR […]

HIPAA Advice

Social Media Rules for HIPAA

HIPAA was passed many years prior to the proliferation of social media platforms and, due to this, there were never any specific HIPAA social media rules formulated. Despite this there area number of HIPAA laws […]

GDPR Advice

GDPR Advice for Business Start-Ups

The challenge for business start-ups to successfully navigate their first couple of years in business is tricky enough without having to worry about investing additional time ensuring that they are 100% compliant for data privacy […]

HIPAA Advice

HIPAA Compliance Guide

Using a HIPAA compliance guide will put you in a position to ally your group and your business associates to gain a proper understanding of  the requirements associated with the Health Insurance Portability and Accountability […]

CCPA News

CCPA & COVID-19 Pandemic

It is important to remember that, despite the wide-reaching and deep impact the the COVID-19 pandemic, the rights of individuals to have their protection respected are as important and relevant as ever. In recent weeks […]

CCPA Could Lead to Changes to Privacy Notices
Cybersecurity

CCPA Could Lead to Changes to Privacy Notice

The California Consumer Privacy Act (CCPA), which became enforceable on January 1 2020 has resulted in may Californian-based businesses struggling to ascertain what they must do to achieve compliance with the new legislation. In addition […]

CCPA News

California State Senator Umberg Proposes Stricter Rules for Direct Consumer Genetic Testing Businesses

In California a state senator in California is submitting proposed legislation which would allow for greater direct supervision in relation to direct genetic testing companies to the consumer. Santa Ana Democratic Senator Thomas Umberg has […]

HIPAA Advice

HIPAA Compliance and the Use of Technology

As the number of medical professionals using personal mobile devices to communicate and collaborate on patient concerns increases it becomes more and more important to ensure that healthcare groups address the use of technology and […]

CCPA News

CCPA Legislation becomes Enforceable

From today the Californian Consumer Privacy Act becomes enforceable, state-level legislation that obligates companies to alert users of the intent to monetize their data, and give them a simple way of opting out of this. […]

HIPAA Advice

Healthcare Cybersecurity

Healthcare cybersecurity is an increasing problem for organizations. Recent years have seen hacking and IT security incidents steadily increase and many healthcare organizations have struggled to secure their network perimeter and keep cybercriminals away. 2015 […]

HIPAA Advice

HIPAA Telemedicine Guidelines

The HIPAA guidelines on telemedicine are relevant for all medical professional or healthcare groups that provide a remote service to patients in their homes or in community centers. Many people wrongly think that communicating ePHI […]

CCPA News

CCPA vs GDPR Comparison

In the last few years cybersecurity has evolved massively on a global basis as greater efforts are invested in protecting individuals, businesses and organizations from the threat of hacking. New legislation has been introduced in […]

HIPAA Advice

HIPAA History

Our review of HIPAA history begins on August 21, 1996, when the Healthcare Insurance Portability and Accountability Act (HIPAA) was enacted into law, but why was the HIPAA Act formulated? The HIPAA Act was formulated […]