Federal health privacy officials issued an alert last week saying that starting this August, it is allocating more resources to an initiative aimed at investigating health data breaches affecting 500 patients or less.
The healthcare industry should respond to patient privacy breaches the same way the credit card and banking industries react when security incidents occur in those industries, one writer suggests.
Healthcare privacy breaches could be better prevented if regulators were more transparent about investigations and their outcomes, if communication were better between regulators and providers, and through greater adoption of cyber insurance, according to a new report.
Providers are facing an increasing number of attempts to compromise data, and often fall prey to these attempts, according to a recent survey.
…the Empire would have won. Unfortunately for the Empire, its understanding of data was poor.
By Daniel J. Solove