October 23, 2014

Privacy Enforcement Actions on the Rise

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In February this year, federal agencies and the Financial Industry Regulatory Authority (FINRA) announced significant privacy enforcement actions that have resulted in millions of dollars in fines.  Could a potential privacy enforcement storm be brewing? In the past, this website has consistently listed privacy violation findings as a risk management issue that could become a financial threat capable of “closing the doors” of a business. Our staff continues to stress privacy concerns, information security and the potential threats from cybersecurity dynamics as critical components every … [Read more...]

HIPAA Privacy Violation Fines: A Potential Factor for Risk Management Strategy Planning

In an effort to not lose focus on the seriousness of compliance requirements regarding HIPAA, we point our readers to a recent article written by Howard Anderson, Executive Editor, of and posted on the HealthcareInfoSecurity.com website.  In this posting we are told that for the first time, federal officials have fined a healthcare organization for violations of the HIPAA privacy rule. Cignet Health of Prince George's County, Md., was fined $4.3 million for the violations that involved failing to provide 41 patients with access to their medical records and then failing to cooperate with … [Read more...]