The Department of Health and Human Services has issued a new proposed rule to better align the HIPAA privacy and breach notification rules with regulations involving the confidentiality of records pertaining to patients receiving treatment for substance use disorders.
An Indiana healthcare network, Community Health Network, is the latest medical entity to classify its use of online tracking code as a data breach reportable to federal regulators. It said the unauthorized access/disclosure breach affected 1.5 million individuals.
The United Kingdom is the newest front in the long-fought conflict over end-to-end encryption, as a slew of civil society groups urge the prime minister not to back legislation empowering regulators to force online intermediaries into providing decrypted messages.
What does the latest version of India's data protection bill mean for CISOs, and what impact does it have on security practitioners? Khushbu Jain, advocate, of the Supreme Court of India, shares some of the fine print in the draft legislation and discusses some changes that CISOs may need to make.
A multitude of state privacy laws taking effect in 2023 has forced organizations to revamp their compliance programs to incorporate the disparate requirements, says Lisa Sotto. Companies across every industry face a threat environment that's more active and malicious than ever before.
India's current Data Protection draft bill is a sea change from its earlier version. What works in the new bill and what does not work? Three experts share their views on the expected practical implementation of some of the requirements of the bill.
Over 5,000 major health data breaches since 2009 have affected the personal information of 370 million people. Ransomware gangs and hackers are targeting healthcare providers, insurance firms and partners at an alarming rate. Experts explain why it's such a dangerous game.
Ten state attorneys general are urging Apple to address privacy and security gaps in third-party applications available on the App Store that track, collect or store reproductive health data. The letter comes as scrutiny intensifies over how large tech firms handle sensitive health data.
The shift to remote work introduced new security risks for Piedmont Healthcare since workers could no longer rely on the firm to protect their information. Employees need to understand the security issues associated with connecting to the network using personal devices, says CISO Monique Hart.
The French data protection authority fined Discord 800,000 euros for privacy and security practices that violate the General Data Protection Regulation. Authorities said the fine might have been higher except that Discord's "business model is not based on the exploitation of personal data."
Soccer fans watching the 2022 FIFA World Cup live from Doha should think twice about installing two apps developed for the Qatari government, warn multiple European data protection authorities. The apps likely open the door to surveillance by authorities with a spotty human rights track record.
Ninety-four percent of recent survey respondents are concerned that TLS 1.3 will break their existing security controls. With the ever-expanding amount of encrypted network traffic mandated, it’s important to understand how to balance user and customer privacy with security controls. Join experts from Cisco Security...
A U.S. federal district judge said users would be "shocked to realize" that Facebook collects patient data. Plaintiffs suing the social media giant asked the judge to enjoin the company from intercepting health data and communications through its Pixel web tracking tool embedded into patent portals.
The British data watchdog says the U.K. Department for Education shouldn't have allowed a private company to use student records to check whether new users of gambling apps were underage. A departmental spokesperson said it will ensure such misuse of the database doesn't reoccur.
A hack of an Australian legal aid group this week may have exposed the personal information of domestic violence, sexual assault victims and other vulnerable people around the nation’s capital. Legal Aid ACT says systems are disrupted and an investigation will find out if data was stolen.