The California Supreme Court has ruled that a key provision of a tough state medical privacy law is not preempted by federal regulations. The evolving case, which eventually could wind up before the U.S. Supreme Court or grow into a class action case at the state level, is worth watching.
The U.S. Supreme Court heard arguments Tuesday in a healthcare privacy case dealing with the power of states to bar data mining companies from selling information about doctors' prescription-writing habits to drug companies.
Three recent breach incidents, each involving the loss or theft of back-up drives, illustrate that some organizations are doing a better job than others in informing consumers about the steps they're taking to prevent more breaches.
Fraud, risk management emerging technologies -- these issues know no boundaries. That's why we're launching a series of new international BankInfoSecurity sites to draw proper attention to local issues that impact the global banking industry.
The Defense Department hopes to prevent future WikiLeaks-style breaches by employing public key infrastructure-based controlled access cards, but that solution won't be fully in place until mid-2013, DoD CIO Teresa Takai says.