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February 27, 2019

A recent Wall Street Journal report found that several applications share sensitive data with the social media platform -- often without user consent. New York Governor Andrew Cuomo calls it “an outrageous abuse of privacy.” Facebook can receive this data from certain...

February 19, 2019

Connecticut-based optometrists Dr. Thomas DeLuca, Dr. Anthony Marciano & Associates recently began notifying about 23,578 patients that their personal data was potentially breached during a ransomware attack, according to an article in HealthITSecurity.

On November 29,...

February 11, 2019

A common misconception of telehealth and security may be this: using HIPAA-compliant telehealth software will protect you from HIPAA violations. Of course, using telehealth software that adheres to the clear technical and physical safeguards laid out in HIPAA is a key...

February 8, 2019

This past December, the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services (HHS), Office for Civil Rights (OCR) issued a Request for Information (RFI) seeking comments on potential modifications to the HIPAA Rules focused on improving care coordination and aligning with the...

February 4, 2019

A class-action lawsuit was recently filed against Baltimore-based LifeBridge Health over its 2016 health data breach, discovered and disclosed to the public in May 2018. This Baltimore provider discovered malware on its EHR server, but the initial cyberattack began in...

February 1, 2019

Two recent phishing attacks gave a hacker access to three employee web email accounts, including attachments with personal data. Verity Health System and Verity Medical Foundation are notifying patients that their data was potentially breached by these attacks, which o...

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