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Guide to Complying with GDPR

What is GDPR? Europe’s huge privacy fines against Marriott and British Airways are a warning for many companies handling EU data. The biggest, however, may be yet to come as Facebook, Google and Apple remain under investigation. The GDPR is a very broad rule with little specifics,

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HIPAA Complaint Process Infographic Released by HHS

The Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services (CMS) has released a new infographic on how alleged violations of the HIPAA Administrative Simplification requirements are processed. Find out what happens when a complaint is filed: If you have a complaint about a potential HIPAA Administrative Simplification violation, you can submit it to the

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Indiana Medical Records Service Pays $100,000 to Settle HIPAA Breach

23rd May 2019 Medical Informatics Engineering, Inc. (MIE) has paid $100,000 to the Office for Civil Rights (OCR) at the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services, and has agreed take corrective action to settle potential violations of the Health Insurance Portability and Accountability Act (HIPAA) Privacy

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New HHS Fact Sheet on Direct Liability of Business Associates under HIPAA

24th May 2019 The HHS Office for Civil Rights (OCR) has issued a new fact sheet that provides a clear compilation of all provisions through which a business associate can be held directly liable for compliance with certain requirements of the HIPAA Privacy, Security, Breach Notification, and

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Tennessee diagnostic medical imaging services company pays $3,000,000 to settle breach exposing over 300,000 patients’ protected health information

May 6, 2019 Touchstone Medical Imaging (“Touchstone”) has agreed to pay $3,000,000 to the Office for Civil Rights (OCR) at the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services (HHS), and to adopt a corrective action plan to settle potential violations of the Health Insurance Portability and Accountability

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California Consumer Privacy Act of 2018 – Bill Text

California Consumer Privacy Act of 2018 – Bill Text

The California Consumer Privacy Act (CCPA), is a bill that enhances privacy rights and consumer protection for residents of California, United States. The bill was passed by the California State Legislature and signed into law on June 28, 2018, The bill is Officially called AB-375 The CCPA becomes effective on January 1, 2020.

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FDA CFR Part 11 Compliance and Benefits

The FDA regulation in 21 CFR Part 11 came into effect on August 20, 1997. It regulates drug makers, medical device manufacturers, biotech companies, biologic developers  and other FDA-regulated industries on how companies should handle electronic records and electronic signatures.The regulation does not mandate the use of

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