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What is a HIPAA Covered Entity?

What is a HIPAA Covered Entity?

A HIPAA covered entity refers to an organization or entity that is subject to the provisions and regulations outlined in HIPAA concerning the handling and protection of protected health information (PHI). Covered entities primarily encompass healthcare-related...

Does HIPAA Apply After Death?

Does HIPAA Apply After Death?

HIPAA regulations continue to apply after an individual's death, as they protect the confidentiality and privacy of deceased patients' protected health information (PHI), ensuring that healthcare providers, insurers, and other covered entities maintain the same...

HIPAA Violations Examples

HIPAA Violations Examples

HIPAA violation examples refer to instances where individuals or organizations within the healthcare sector fail to comply with the privacy and security regulations outlined in HIPAA, such as unauthorized disclosure of protected health information (PHI), insufficient...

GDPR: Identifying personal data & sensitive data

GDPR: Identifying personal data & sensitive data

Given that more than a year has passed since the European Union's General Data Protection Regulation (GDPR) was implemented, on the 25th May 2018 to be precise, most businesses are aware that they have a legal obligation to protect any ‘personal data’ which they...

90% U.S. Businesses Struggling with CCPA, CPRA, and GDPR Compliance

90% U.S. Businesses Struggling with CCPA, CPRA, and GDPR Compliance

A recent survey conducted on businesses in the United States by CYTRIO found that, as of March 21, 2022, 90% of U.S. companies were not fully compliant with the Data Subject Access Request (DSAR) requirements of the California Consumer Privacy Act (CCPA), California...

Why You Should Consider a GDPR Representative Office in Ireland

Why You Should Consider a GDPR Representative Office in Ireland

The General Data Protection Regulation applies to any data controller and processor who deals with the data of EU citizens or residents, whether the data handler is based within the European Union or not. In addition to ensuring that they meet general compliance...

The GDPR and the Brussels Effect

The GDPR and the Brussels Effect

The General Data Protection Regulation came into effect throughout the member states of the European Union on the 25th May 2018. As you are no doubt already well aware, the GDPR is, in simple terms, a new framework of conditions aimed at giving citizens of the...

What are the GDPR Password Requirements?

What are the GDPR Password Requirements?

The new General Data Protection Regulation (GDPR) which comes into force in May 2018 does not outlaw the use of a simple username and static password system for accessing personal data, but GDPR does state that data access procedures need to be secure. More...

GDPR Compliance in the Insurance Sector

GDPR Compliance in the Insurance Sector

The General Data Protection Regulation (GDPR) became enforceable on May 25 2018 and brought with it a number of rules that could, if broken, may result in the sanctioning of heavy fines. One sector where GDPR has had a huge impact is insurance industry, particularly...

What do CPRA and GDPR have in Common?

What do CPRA and GDPR have in Common?

At the beginning this month the electorate of California voted to pass the California Privacy Rights Act (CPRA), legislation created to further enhance the reach of the California Consumer Privacy Act that become enforceable earlier in 2020. The passing of the CPRA...

GDPR & COVID-19 Coronavirus

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 perfectly reasonable, to expect that...

Google to Appeal $7.45m Swedish GDPR Non-Compliance Fine

Google to Appeal $7.45m Swedish GDPR Non-Compliance Fine

Privacy Authority to impose $8 Million Penalty Google has announced that it intends to appeal the recent General Data Protection Regulation fine, its second, levied by Sweden's Data Protection Authority against the internet giant. A fine of 75 million kroner...

Amazon Meets with GDPR Troubles on the Eve of Covid-19

Amazon Meets with GDPR Troubles on the Eve of Covid-19

Various industry specialists, including Adobe Analytics, have reported that increasing consumer concern, and indeed shop closures, following the worldwide COVID-19 outbreak is already influencing our online shopping behaviour in a significant manner. While traditional...

Who is Exempt from GDPR Requirements?

Who is Exempt from GDPR Requirements?

The General Data Protection Regulation became enforceable on May 25, 2018 and from that date companies that gather or use the personal data of EU residents were obligated to require with the GDPR, although there are restricted GDPR exemptions and derogations. Who Must...

CCPA vs GDPR Comparison

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 relation to the way that personal...

Does GDPR Apply to EU Citizens Living Abroad?

Does GDPR Apply to EU Citizens Living Abroad?

The term ‘European Union citizen’ is often referenced when trying to describe General Data Protection Regulation (GDPR) legal obligations, but what happens when an EU citizen leaves the EU? Does GDPR apply to EU citizens living abroad? Using the term European Union...

Dutch Data Protection Authority issues first GDPR-fine

Dutch Data Protection Authority issues first GDPR-fine

The Haga Hospital in the Hague has become the first Dutch body to be fined for violation of Europe's new privacy law, the General Data Protection Regulation (GDPR). NU.nl has reported that a fine of €460,000 is being imposed on the Hospital for failing to provide a...

Visitor Books: Will the GDPR make them a thing of holidays past?

Visitor Books: Will the GDPR make them a thing of holidays past?

According to a story first reported by the Irish Times on the 23rd of July 2019, it appears that the reach of the General Data Protection Regulation may extend to a form of record keeping that few would have envisaged as relevant when the regulation was first drafted:...

GDPR: French Real Estate Company Faces €400,000 Fine

GDPR: French Real Estate Company Faces €400,000 Fine

In January 2019 the French Data Protection Authority (the CNIL), hit Google LLC with a record €50m fine for failing to comply with the EU's General Data Protection Regulation (GDPR). A decision made on the 28th May 2019 which imposes a €400,000 fine on SERGIC, a real...

British Airways faces potential €200 million GDPR fine

British Airways faces potential €200 million GDPR fine

The UK Information Commissioner's Office (ICO) has announced that it intends to fine British Airways for a recent infringement of the General Data Protection Regulation (GDPR). The security breach occurred when British Airways customers were directed away from the BA...

GDPR celebrates its first birthday

GDPR celebrates its first birthday

Today marks the first anniversary of the introduction of the European Union's General Data Protection Regulation (GDPR). As the solitary candle of the birthday cake is being blown out, we can take a moment to reflect upon what has undoubtedly been an eventful debut...

GDPR and Medical Devices

GDPR and Medical Devices

The EU’s General Data Protection Regulation (GDPR) became enforceable on May 25, 2018, as did financial penalties for breaching the legislation. Mainly, GDPR is applicable to the back end workings of medical devices there is also a great deal concerning the Cloud,...

First GDPR fine issued by Italian Data Protection Authority

First GDPR fine issued by Italian Data Protection Authority

Italy's first GDPR fine has been issued by the Garante, the Italian Data Protection Authority. Action was taken due to the failure to implement privacy security measures in the aftermath of a data breach on the “Rousseau” platform. The platform operates the websites...

Differences between CCPA and GDPR

Differences between CCPA and GDPR

The EU introduced the General Data Protection Regulation (GDPR) in May 2018. Since its implementation, GDPR has changed the way that businesses handle, collect, and process consumer data. It is a landmark piece of legislation and has affected the attitudes of...

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