Jul 292016
 
 July 29, 2016  Healthcare No Responses »

Paige Jennings writes: Earlier this month the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services (HHS), Office of the National Coordinator for Health Information Technology (ONC), released a report to Congress highlighting “large gaps” in policies and oversight surrounding access to and security and privacy of health information held by certain “mHealth technologies” [Read More…]

Jul 292016
 
 July 29, 2016  Healthcare No Responses »

Healthcare professionals should know all this already, but there’s a well-written piece for the public on myths about what HIPAA does and does not do.  One of the best lines in the piece, in my opinion, is that HIPAA was intended to be a valve, not a blockage. Come to [Read More…]

Jul 292016
 

Graeme Burton reports: A document disclosed by Privacy International showed that a secret briefing with MI5 in 2007 persuaded the judges that they did not have to disclose the bulk personal datasets of information that they held on citizens to the Tribunal. The decision meant that, as complaints were brought to the [Read More…]