FTC settlement agreements in two cases involving data exposed on peer-to-peer networks offer a reminder of the risks involved in using the networks. Social Security numbers, healthcare information and other personal details were exposed.
If you'd like to avoid being subjected to a federally mandated biennial data security audit for the next 20 years, you might want to make sure no one in your organization is using peer-to-peer networks.
The Obama Administration has unveiled a "digital government" strategy that requires federal agencies to launch new mobile applications. The strategy calls for standardized implementation of privacy controls.
Federal regulators have received hundreds of comments about proposed rules for Stage 2 of the HITECH Act EHR incentive program, sparking debate on many issues, including how to provide patients with prompt, secure access to their records.
The social network Myspace has settled with the Federal Trade Commission over misrepresenting its privacy policies by sharing personally identifiable information with advertisers without first getting permission from users.
Voluntary national standards, including privacy and security guidelines, for health information exchanges are inching forward. Federal authorities soon will seek comments on plans for a Nationwide Health Information Network Governance Rule.