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The GDPR differs Significantly from EC Data Protection Directive 95/ 46

The General Data Protection Regulation (GDPR), which has been codified as Regulation (EU) 2016/679, is a very powerful law regarding the protection of data of the half billion people who live in the European Union (EU). Having come into effect as a result of the European Commission having adapted the proposal for its creation on January 25, 2012; it will replace Directive…

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Added by Compliance4all on August 16, 2017 at 5:32am — No Comments

Entities should do everything it takes to avoid HIPAA fines and penalties

The fact of about 120 million individuals being affected by HIPAA breaches in 2015 highlights two important points:

  1. There is a mad demand for these records in the black market, which is why they are being targeted to this extent. Any wonder that PHI is in greater demand in the…
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Added by Roger Steven on July 14, 2017 at 8:05am — No Comments

Understanding the final regulations for the new HIPAA Breach Notification Rule

The final regulations for the new HIPAA Breach Notification Rule place a far greater burden on Covered Entities and Business Associates than earlier. It is not enough for them to just notify individuals whose Protected Health Information (PHI) have been affected. For them to determine if a breach occurred, they must follow and document a very specific process. Their work does not end here. If no Breach occurred, then documentary evidence to this effect must be compiled and kept for…

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Added by Roger Steven on September 16, 2016 at 6:55am — No Comments

PHR: FTC Engages

The American Recovery and Reinvestment Act of 2009 (the Recovery Act) includes provisions to advance the use of health IT and, at the same time, strengthen privacy and security protections for health information. In response, on 16Apr09 the Federal Trade Commission (FTC) announced a proposed set of guidelines to deal with PHR data breaches. The FTC is formally seeking comment. The full text of the… Continue

Added by Clymer/JR on April 20, 2009 at 10:18am — No Comments

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