The HHS Office for Civil Rights (OCR) has begun its next phase of audits of covered entities and their business associates. The 2016 Phase 2 HIPAA Audit Program will review the policies and procedures adopted and employed by covered entities … Continued
To help health care organizations covered by the Health Insurance Portability and Accountability Act (HIPAA) to bolster their security posture, the Office for Civil Rights (OCR) today has released a crosswalk developed with the National Institute of Standards and Technology (NIST) … Continued
HHS took an important step toward ensuring that individuals can take advantage of their HIPAA right of access. Click here to read more.
Triple-S Management corporation settles Health and Human Services charges by agreeing to a $3.5 Million HIPAA settlement. Please click here to read more.
… and pay $125 million to resolve criminal liability and False Claims Act allegations. Former President and three district managers also face criminal charges due to HIPAA violations. Click here to read more.
In a memo to the Office of Personnel Management (OPM), the Office of Management and Budget under the Obama Administration, encourages OPM to include identity theft protection as a standard employee benefit. Click here to read more.
The Federal Communications Commission’s Enforcement Bureau has entered into a $595,000 settlement with Cox Communications to resolve an investigation into whether the company failed to properly protect its customers’ personal information when the company’s electronic data systems were breached in … Continued
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January 2016 Conference to Help FTC Keep Pace With New Technologies, Research and Trends in Protecting Consumer Privacy and Security. Please click here to read more.
Commission Addresses Need to Modernize ECPA While Preserving FTC’s Civil Investigative Abilities. Please click here to read more.