Federal regulators have slapped Memorial Hermann Health System with a $2.4 million HIPAA settlement stemming from the disclosure of one patient's information to the news media without the individual's consent. Why was the penalty so high?
Reporting software vulnerabilities can be legally dicey, particularly if the affected company has not previously had contact with computer security researchers. A Sydney consultant recently experienced both ends of the spectrum while investigating building management software.
MDLive has filed a motion to dismiss a class action lawsuit that alleges the telehealth application vendor violated users' privacy by "secretly monitoring, collecting, and transmitting their usage of the app, and sharing it with a third-party vendor."
As President Trump approaches day 100 of his presidency April 29, it's time to assess the impact of his administration so far on health data privacy, security and related health IT issues. Do we have any more clarity now than we did when he took office in January?
Federal regulators, in their latest HIPAA settlement, are again reminding healthcare entities about the importance of having business associate agreements with vendors that handle patients' protected health information.
The latest chapter in the nonstop WikiLeaks saga: As U.S. government officials continue to ramp up their anti-WikiLeaks rhetoric, President Donald Trump has reportedly directed federal prosecutors to examine ways in which members of WikiLeaks could be prosecuted.
Cybersecurity startup Tanium failed to anonymize network data for a California hospital that appeared in live product demonstrations and online videos. It's the second crisis in a week for Tanium, whose CEO has been accused of unsavory behavior and the questionable sacking of senior executives.
Right now in Britain three things remain certain: Death, taxes and having to comply with the EU's General Data Protection Regulation. But legislators have promised U.K. organizations will have a say in how some GDPR provisions get enacted.
A look at how top security vendors share cyberthreat intelligence leads the latest edition of the ISMG Security Report. Also, states taking up legal efforts to assure the safety of medical devices and apps sold to consumers.
A report outlining new ways to recruit and retain cybersecurity professionals in the U.S. federal government leads the latest edition of the ISMG Security Report. Also, the sector considered the most cybersecurity challenged, and the growing interest in virtual private networks.
Now that President Donald Trump has signed legislation to eliminate the Federal Communications Commission's oversight of the way internet service providers sell their customers' information, could other jurisdictions - such as states - step in?
The Department of Health and Human Services is making progress in building its new team to lead IT-related efforts, including addressing health data privacy and security matters. Among the appointments: Donald Rucker, M.D., is the new national coordinator for health IT.