Aug 172019
 
 August 17, 2019  Posted by  Breaches, Featured News, Misc

Natasha Lomas reports: Privacy researchers in Europe believe they have the first proof that a long-theorised vulnerability in systems designed to protect privacy by aggregating and adding noise to data to mask individual identities is no longer just a theory. The research has implications for the immediate field of differential [Read More…]

Aug 162019
 
 August 16, 2019  Posted by  Breaches, Healthcare

Nathaniel P. Morris, MD and Neir Eshel, MD, PhD had a thought-provoking commentary in JAMA this week.  It begins: Maintaining patient privacy is a fundamental responsibility for physicians. However, physicians often share their lives with partners or spouses. A 2018 survey of 15 069 physicians found that 85% were currently married or living [Read More…]

Aug 162019
 
 August 16, 2019  Posted by  Breaches, Healthcare

Frank J. Fanshawe, Joseph J. Lazzarotti, Jason C. Gavejian and Maya Atrakchi of JacksonLewis write: On August 12, Mahesh Nattanmai, New York’s Chief Health Information Officer, issued a notice letter (“the notice”) on behalf of the New York State Department of Health (“Department”) requiring healthcare providers to use a new [Read More…]