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 News

Google Loses Appeal of €50m GDPR Fine

Last Friday it was revealed that Google had been unsuccessful in the appeal of the €50m General Data Protection Regulation fine which was sanctioned against by the French data protection authority, the CNIL (Commission nationale […]

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 […]

Cybersecurity

GDPR & COVID-19 Coronavirus

Since the COVID-19 pandemic began everything has been moving at breakneck pace and there has been little time to consider how it impacts the European Union’s General Data Protection Regulation (GDPR). It is understandable, and […]

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 […]

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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 […]

HIPAA Advice

What is the Purpose of HIPAA?

HIPAA was enacted in 1996. In its initial form, the legislation assisting in making sure that workers would go on receiving health insurance coverage when they were moving between jobs. The legislation also required healthcare […]

HIPAA Advice

HIPAA Compliance and Skype

Skype Text and messaging platforms like it are a very convenient way of quickly sending data however there is still some discussion around how HIPAA compliant Skype actually is. The Skype service incorporates security measures […]

HIPAA Advice

HITECH Act Explained

The HITECH Act – or Health Information Technology for Economic and Clinical Health Act – forms a portion of an economic stimulus program introduced prior to President Trump taking office: The American Recovery and Reinvestment […]

HIPAA Updates

25,148 Patients Impacted in Ransomware Attack on the Southeastern Council on Alcoholism and Drug Dependence

A ransomware attack has resulted in widespread file encryption at the Southeastern Council on Alcoholism and Drug Dependence (SCADD) in Lebanon, CT. The attack was discovered on February 18, 2019 when problems started to be […]

CCPA News

50% of US Organizations Not Prepared for CCPA

According to a report released by the International Association of Privacy Professionals (IAPP) and OneTrust, prior to the California Consumer Privacy Act (CCPA) becoming enforceable on  January 1, 2020, nearly 50% of all companies will […]

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Social Media Rules for HIPAA Compliance

HIPAA was enacted several years prior to social media networks such as Facebook being established, so there are no dedicated HIPAA social media rules; however, there are HIPAA laws and standards that apply to social […]

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Six Recommendations on Privacy Policies Released by Dutch DPA Following Investigation

Autoriteit Persoonsgegevens, the Dutch Data Protection Authority (DPA),  has published six recommendations for companies operating in the Netherlands. The agency says that these guidelines should be considered when drafting privacy policies. The Dutch DPA recommends […]

Cybersecurity

Healthcare Associations ask for Leniency for Breached Entities that Implement Cybersecurity Best Practices

Several healthcare groups have asked for leniency to be shown for healthcare organizations that would mean avoiding financial penalties for breaches of protected health information if the breached entity that has implemented certain standards for […]

HIPAA Advice

How to Manage Your HIPAA Password Requirements

HIPAA password requirements state that procedures must be implemented for creating, changing and securing passwords unless a different, equally-effective security measure is chosen. The password requirements under HIPAA are available the Administrative Safeguards of the […]

CCPA News

Are you ready for CCPA?

The California Consumer Protection Act (CCPA) is due to become enforceable on January 1, 2020. Corporations, government agencies and other groups will be using 2019 to prepare for the new legislation. The proposed legislation allows […]