Federal regulators issued a warning to healthcare entities and their tech vendors that the use of tracking code embedded in patient portals that transmits patient information to third-parties could be a violation of HIPAA, and punishable with monetary fines.
The Department of Health and Human Services has issued a new proposed rule to better align the HIPAA privacy and breach notification rules with regulations involving the confidentiality of records pertaining to patients receiving treatment for substance use disorders.
An Indiana healthcare network, Community Health Network, is the latest medical entity to classify its use of online tracking code as a data breach reportable to federal regulators. It said the unauthorized access/disclosure breach affected 1.5 million individuals.
The United Kingdom is the newest front in the long-fought conflict over end-to-end encryption, as a slew of civil society groups urge the prime minister not to back legislation empowering regulators to force online intermediaries into providing decrypted messages.
A multitude of state privacy laws taking effect in 2023 has forced organizations to revamp their compliance programs to incorporate the disparate requirements, says Lisa Sotto. Companies across every industry face a threat environment that's more active and malicious than ever before.
As privacy legislation has expanded in recent years, so has the scope of the privacy programs that support it. Regulation has been and still is one of the top drivers for privacy programs but the days of “tick-the-box” compliance are no more.
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Over 5,000 major health data breaches since 2009 have affected the personal information of 370 million people. Ransomware gangs and hackers are targeting healthcare providers, insurance firms and partners at an alarming rate. Experts explain why it's such a dangerous game.
Ten state attorneys general are urging Apple to address privacy and security gaps in third-party applications available on the App Store that track, collect or store reproductive health data. The letter comes as scrutiny intensifies over how large tech firms handle sensitive health data.
Regulations such as the GDPR and CPRA have brought consumer privacy rights into the spotlight. Cookie banners are now normal real estate on a website, and consumers are used to companies asking them for permission to collect, store, and use their personal data.
More recently, employees are waking up to privacy...
The shift to remote work introduced new security risks for Piedmont Healthcare since workers could no longer rely on the firm to protect their information. Employees need to understand the security issues associated with connecting to the network using personal devices, says CISO Monique Hart.
The French data protection authority fined Discord 800,000 euros for privacy and security practices that violate the General Data Protection Regulation. Authorities said the fine might have been higher except that Discord's "business model is not based on the exploitation of personal data."
Soccer fans watching the 2022 FIFA World Cup live from Doha should think twice about installing two apps developed for the Qatari government, warn multiple European data protection authorities. The apps likely open the door to surveillance by authorities with a spotty human rights track record.
Ninety-four percent of recent survey respondents are concerned that TLS 1.3 will break their existing security controls. With the ever-expanding amount of encrypted network traffic mandated, it’s important to understand how to balance user and customer privacy with security controls. Join experts from Cisco Security...
A U.S. federal district judge said users would be "shocked to realize" that Facebook collects patient data. Plaintiffs suing the social media giant asked the judge to enjoin the company from intercepting health data and communications through its Pixel web tracking tool embedded into patent portals.
The introduction of the California Consumer Privacy Act (CCPA) in 2018 was a turning point for US state privacy laws. As more states introduce privacy laws, organizations must be aware of, and be able to manage, the varying provisions which can make cross-state compliance a complex undertaking.
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