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November 19, 2020 | Mike Tierney

HIPAA Compliance Checklist

The Health Insurance Portability and Accountability Act (HIPAA), as amended by the Health Information Technology for Economic and Clinical Health (HITECH) Act, is designed to keep individuals’ medical information and health records safe. Healthcare organizations must ensure HIPAA compliance, even...
October 8, 2020 | Ryan Brooks

Most Popular HIPAA-Compliant Cloud Storage Services

Cloud computing provides undeniable benefits for storing and accessing electronic health records. Files stored in the cloud are accessible anytime and anywhere from any device, which makes it easy to share critical medical information between healthcare workers. But is cloud storage secure enough...
September 17, 2020 | Ryan Brooks

Is Microsoft 365 HIPAA Compliant?

Office 365 HIPAA compliance is a pressing concern for an increasing number of healthcare companies. Microsoft’s robust cloud solution lets providers keep records and communicate with ease — but is it too easy? Can sensitive information really be protected if it’s stored in the cloud? Cloud...
October 26, 2020 | Gina Fanning

Does GDPR Compliance Apply to US Companies?

In May of 2018, the European Union enacted one of the world’s strictest set of rules for personal data protection. The formal name of this legislation is the General Data Protection Regulation, but it is more commonly known as the GDPR. The GDPR regulates personal data, which is defined as any...
October 20, 2020 | Jeff Melnick

Guide to GDPR Compliance for Small Business

Is your organization compliant with the GDPR? Does it need to be? Too many small businesses in the United States don’t know the answer to those questions. It’s understandable, especially considering that the GDPR is a European law. Plenty of US businesses assume that they don’t need to...
October 26, 2020 | Ryan Brooks

GDPR Data Subject Rights: How to Handle the Requests

The General Data Protection Regulation (GDPR) is designed to respond to a growing concern about inappropriate use of personal data and add responsibilities for companies for their response to data breaches. In this article, we explore GDPR data subject rights, including what a data subject...
October 26, 2020 | Ryan Brooks

Data Subject Access Request (DSAR): The Essentials

The EU General Data Protection Regulation (GDPR) grants individuals the right to find out what personal data an organization (called a data controller) holds about them by submitting a data subject access request (DSAR). This right is detailed in Article 15, “Right of access by the data...
October 26, 2020 | Ryan Brooks

The Right to be Forgotten: EU laws and U.S. Concerns

One of the fundamental data privacy rights protected under the General Data Protection Regulation (GDPR) is the right to be forgotten. This GDPR provision can be quite a burden for organizations because each request to delete a data subject’s personal data needs to be evaluated individually and...
August 21, 2020 | Ryan Brooks

Key HIPAA Data Security Requirements and Standards

Every organization, regardless of market sector or business size, must secure its data to minimize data leakage and other security incidents.  The importance of data security in healthcare is compounded by the need to comply with the Health Insurance Portability and Accountability Act (HIPAA)....
July 8, 2020 | Ryan Brooks

GDPR Fines Issued So Far: Key Takeaways

The GDPR at a glance It has been a year since the General Data Protection Regulation (GDPR) came into effect, following years of discussion about data security fit for the digital age. One of the most stringent regulations to date, the GDPR applies to every business or public body that collects,...
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