Nearly 10 months after Facebook and the FTC agreed to a record-setting $5 billion settlement over misuse of user data, a federal judge has finally signed off on the deal, while questioning the adequacy of laws governing major technology firms.
As the COVID-19 pandemic continues, Britain's privacy watchdog has signaled that although privacy rights and transparency - as enshrined under GDPR - remain paramount, it will take a more "flexible" regulatory approach. But this is no data breach "get out of jail" card, legal experts warn.
Federal regulators are delaying implementation and enforcement of certain provisions of the interoperability and secure information sharing final rules that were issued in March, citing the COVID-19 public health emergency that is overwhelming many healthcare organizations.
Three recently disclosed health data security incidents - including the discovery of a large email hack that happened nearly a year ago - serve as reminders of the ongoing incident response challenges facing healthcare organizations. And these difficulties are likely to worsen during the COVID-19 crisis.
The cost of not complying with the California Consumer Privacy Act (CCPA) is high. This leaves companies open to the possibility of substantial financial penalties through its users. IT professionals must understand why it's important for vendors to comply with CCPA, and why those that do not can be an unacceptable...
The use of telehealth is ramping up as a result of the COVID-19 pandemic. Now, the latest arrest in connection with a $410 million healthcare fraud case that includes a multi-million dollar telemedicine-related fraud scheme serves as a cautionary tale of how fraudsters can abuse telehealth.
Massachusetts and Indiana have reached separate settlements with Equifax over the 2017 data breach that exposed the personal information of millions of residents of both states. The company will pay a total of almost $38 million to settle with the states.
As some cities and states recruit retired healthcare professionals, new medical school graduates and clinicians from other regions to assist in their COVID-19 responses, it's critical to ensure these workers understand the importance of protecting patient information, says privacy attorney Iliana Peters.
Healthcare professionals are on the front line in the war against COVID-19, and cybersecurity leaders bear unique pressure to support and secure their efforts. But amid this crisis, Anahi Santiago, CISO of ChristianaCare, also sees tremendous strides in telehealth delivery.
The California Consumer Privacy Act (CCPA), which went into effect on January 1, 2020, gives consumers the right to access, delete, or opt out their personal data.
Companies that are subject to CCPA and other U.S. State level privacy regulations should be actively prepared and should begin documenting the steps...
In the latest move to relax certain HIPAA requirements during the COVID-19 crisis, federal regulators Thursday paved the way for business associates to share protected health information for public health-related activities during the pandemic.
Supermarket giant Morrisons is not liable for a data breach caused by a rogue employee, Britain's Supreme Court has ruled, bringing to a close the long-running case - the first in the country to have been filed by data breach victims.
Washington's governor has signed a new law that regulates the use of facial recognition technology. But some privacy advocates say the measure, which was backed by Microsoft, doesn't do enough to protect individuals' rights.