Although the National Institutes of Health is implementing strong privacy measures as it begins its effort to enroll 1 million volunteers to contribute data to its "All of Us" precision medicine research project, there are still risks involved, says privacy attorney Kirk Nahra.
New York State Attorney General Eric Schneiderman, who resigned on Monday in the midst of a personal scandal, was known for being one of the nation's toughest state enforcers in cases involving breaches, privacy and fraud. So what happens next?
A former Massachusetts gynecologist has been convicted in a rare case involving a criminal HIPAA violation. The case was tied to providing a pharmaceutical salesperson access to patients' medical records.
Twitter has apologized after it discovered that it had been inadvertently storing users' passwords in plaintext in an internal log, potentially putting them at risk. Twitter has blamed a bug for the fault and recommends all users change their passwords immediately.
Cambridge Analytica, the data analysis firm that reportedly received data on up to 87 million Facebook users without their consent, shut down on Wednesday. The company had worked on the 2016 campaign of U.S. President Donald Trump. But its backers have launched a new firm, called Emerdata.
Fitbit and Google say they are collaborating to accelerate innovation and "transform the future" of digital health and wearables, leveraging cloud computing. Some observers, however, say the partnership also raises privacy, security and patient safety questions.
Jan Koum, WhatsApp's co-founder, is leaving Facebook. His departure marks another exit of a high-level privacy and security advocate. If Facebook continues to lose those who could better influence the social networking site's worrying views toward user data, what does that mean for the rest of us?
Twitter is now caught up in the Cambridge Analytica scandal: The social network sold public Twitter data to Aleksandr Kogan, the same person who sold Facebook data to Cambridge Analytica. Twitter says Kogan obtained no private information on users.
What are some of the complexities of the EU's General Data Protection Regulation, which will be enforced beginning May 25? Gerald Beuchelt, CISO at LogMeIn, offers compliance insights in an in-depth interview.
Can technology solve the problem of giving law enforcement access to all encrypted communications without additional risks to the public? Software legend Ray Ozzie says he has an idea. But it's unlikely to quell the debate over hard-to-break encryption.
As the world prepares for GDPR enforcement, a new Privacy Maturity Benchmark study finds that 65 percent of respondents say their organizations experience sales delays because of data privacy issues. Cisco's Michelle Dennedy outlines the concept of data friction.
Data integrity and privacy issues are among potential concerns related to voice-activated "virtual assistant" tools that some vendors are beginning to offer for their electronic health record systems, says privacy and security expert Kate Borten.
Incident response is a critical pillar of an effective endpoint security program, one that will gain importance as GDPR enforcement comes into play on May 25. Organizations must be ready to react if and when an incident occurs in order to meet the stringent requirements that apply during an incident.