Although the Obama administration's recently announced Consumer Privacy Bill of Rights shouldn't be seen as the "be-all, end-all," says privacy and data security lawyer Lisa Sotto, they are an important step forward in getting industries and leaders to start thinking about privacy more seriously.
NIST's latest guidance adds controls that reflect the rapidly changing computing environment, but the fundamentals of implementing controls haven't changed, Senior Fellow Ross says in a video interview.
Federal officials have released a final rule setting guidelines, including privacy and security provisions, for state insurance exchanges, called for under healthcare reform, which must begin operating by 2014.
Consumer advocate Deven McGraw describes what she likes and doesn't like about the privacy and security provisions in the proposed rules for Stage 2 of the HITECH Act electronic health record incentive program.
Cybersecurity Act sponsors intensify their campaign to enact the legislation that would change the way the government protects critical federal and private-sector IT networks as a group of key Republican senators offers an alternative bill.
The rapid adoption of electronic health records at physicians' offices, which are making the transition from paper to digitized records in the blink of any eye, means ensuring the security of that information is a major challenge.
The Obama administration's Consumer Privacy Bill of Rights should be seen as a vital document to help shape an expansive and globally accepted privacy framework in the United States, privacy and data security lawyer Lisa Sotto says.