Governance & Risk Management , Privacy , Standards, Regulations & Compliance

GDPR Countdown: Preparing for Enforcement

Indiana University's Mitch Parker Offers Compliance Prescription for Healthcare
Mitch Parker, CISO, Indiana University Health System

As the date when the EU will begin enforcing its new General Data Protection Regulation draws nearer, North American healthcare organizations are scrambling to ensure their data protection policies and practices are up to snuff.

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With just months to go before the May 25, 2018, GDPR deadline, however, Mitch Parker of Indiana University Health System says that too many North American organizations are only now starting to assess their compliance stance.

In an interview at Information Security Media Group's recent Healthcare Security Summit in New York, Parker discusses:

  • The state of GDPR compliance among North American healthcare entities;
  • How he has addressed compliance gaps at his own organization;
  • Advice for how best to prepare for the May 2018 enforcement deadline.

Parker is CISO at University of Indiana Health, based in Indianapolis. He formerly served as CISO at the four-hospital Temple University Health System as well as CISO for Temple's clinical faculty practice plan, Temple University Physicians. Previously, he was an information security consultant to the Defense Logistics Agency and other organizations.

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Tom Field

Tom Field

Senior Vice President, Editorial, ISMG

Field is responsible for all of ISMG's 28 global media properties and its team of journalists. He also helped to develop and lead ISMG's award-winning summit series that has brought together security practitioners and industry influencers from around the world, as well as ISMG's series of exclusive executive roundtables.

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