Private right of action: four little words that have the capacity to rock the world of health information privacy and, by extension, the entire field of healthcare.
We often associate data breaches with nefarious hackers and shady dealings. In reality, however, breaches aren’t so clear cut.
About 20% of all data leaks are due to human error from employees within the organization. This sort of mistake came to the spotlight in 2017 when a GOP firm accidentally leaked personal information of nearly 200 American voters.… Read More
On Friday, May 12th, 2017 one of the largest cyberattacks in recent history was launched by a still unknown hacker group.
The virus, named Wannacry, uses ransomware to encrypt user data which holds their whole computer hostage and demands a payment before the data is unencrypted.… Read More
In a relatively subdued statement, Microsoft announced the final step in the life cycle of their oldest supported Windows Operating System (OS).
As of April 11, 2017, Microsoft has officially ended support for Windows Vista.
Windows Vista Is No Longer Supported by Microsoft
This move flew under the radar of most security blogs and news outlets due to the general lack of enthusiasm surrounding the operating system since its release in 2006.… Read More
It’s a new year and a new administration. The transition is over and Roger Severino has been appointed as the new director of the OCR.
Roger Severino: Background
While his opposition to gay and transsexual rights have LGBT activists up in arms, he hasn’t given us many concrete clues about how his appointment will affect the OCR’s actions on HIPAA matters.… Read More
Just over 20 years ago, President Bill Clinton signed HIPAA into law. Over that period, the act has been honed through a combination of legislation (such as the 2013 Omnibus Act) and enforcement rulings by the Office of Civil Rights (OCR).… Read More