As President Trump approaches day 100 of his presidency April 29, it's time to assess the impact of his administration so far on health data privacy, security and related health IT issues. Do we have any more clarity now than we did when he took office in January?
Federal regulators, in their latest HIPAA settlement, are again reminding healthcare entities about the importance of having business associate agreements with vendors that handle patients' protected health information.
A class action lawsuit against telehealth software vendor MDLive shines a spotlight on regulatory gaps and other murky privacy and security issues related to the growing use of consumer health applications.
Cybersecurity startup Tanium failed to anonymize network data for a California hospital that appeared in live product demonstrations and online videos. It's the second crisis in a week for Tanium, whose CEO has been accused of unsavory behavior and the questionable sacking of senior executives.
Right now in Britain three things remain certain: Death, taxes and having to comply with the EU's General Data Protection Regulation. But legislators have promised U.K. organizations will have a say in how some GDPR provisions get enacted.
March saw the arrival of a new, so-called "Fappening/ Celebgate" scandal, where leaked images and videos of naked celebrities found their way onto the web...prime real estate for scammers who started peddling numerous links across sites like Reddit and all social networks. Likewise in February, Fortune reported a tech...
A look at how top security vendors share cyberthreat intelligence leads the latest edition of the ISMG Security Report. Also, states taking up legal efforts to assure the safety of medical devices and apps sold to consumers.
Healthcare industry organizations are again asking Congress to ease a ban that prohibits the Department of Health and Human Services from funding unique patient identifiers, saying that a failure to act will be detrimental to the success of healthcare information exchange.
Twitter has dropped a federal lawsuit that sought to quash an administrative summons, which the government subsequently withdrew, seeking records for an account that's critical of U.S. policy. It's one of many accounts suspected to have been created by disgruntled government employees.
A report outlining new ways to recruit and retain cybersecurity professionals in the U.S. federal government leads the latest edition of the ISMG Security Report. Also, the sector considered the most cybersecurity challenged, and the growing interest in virtual private networks.
Now that President Donald Trump has signed legislation to eliminate the Federal Communications Commission's oversight of the way internet service providers sell their customers' information, could other jurisdictions - such as states - step in?
The U.S. regulation that forbid ISPs from selling information about web activity without a customer's permission is gone. But it's still possible to maintain privacy on the Web even if prying eyes are watching.
The Department of Health and Human Services is making progress in building its new team to lead IT-related efforts, including addressing health data privacy and security matters. Among the appointments: Donald Rucker, M.D., is the new national coordinator for health IT.
What's in store for health data privacy and security initiatives in the Trump administration, now that a new leader for the HHS Office for Civil Rights, which enforces HIPAA, has been selected? Healthcare attorney Kirk Nahra, a regulatory expert, offers an assessment.
Recent settlements between New York State's attorney general office and three mobile app vendors for misleading privacy and marketing practices could have implications for other developers, especially if other states follow suit with their own enforcement actions, some legal experts say.