Privacy Breach Responses: A different kind of CPR

Hands-on experience is critical training for medical professionals. For instance, an emergency room doctor involving a resident in direct patient care is imperative for young medical professionals to develop their skills. However, from a legal perspective, the...

Surprise (or Not): Patient Records are Confidential

Snooping occurs on a regular basis but few organizations are willing to deal with it. Whenever an individual, such as a doctor, a nurse, or a clinic staff member accesses a patient’s record without a work-related need, this is considered snooping. Unless an employee...

Inadvertence Does Not Equal Recklessness

It is fair to assume that the personal health information provided to medical professionals is kept confidential. Medical professionals and institutions set up policies and procedures to ensure that the information is collected, stored, and used in an appropriate...

FTC Throws the Book at Facebook

Facebook has made history today, but not in a good way. The US Federal Trade Commission (“FTC”) announced this morning that Facebook will pay a record-breaking $5 billion penalty, submit to new restrictions, and modify the company’s corporate structure to settle the...

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