Wednesday, February 24, 2010

HHS Posts Data Breach Notifications

HHS now has a Web site where they have posted all of the breaches they know about. This will cause some new pressures to secure large databases. I think the more convincing information is that Data Breach Costs Top $200 Per Customer Record. This new web site will also cause some over-reactions and reopen a past discussion that Encryption is mandatory.
The Office for Civil Rights in the Department of Health and Human Services has launched a Web page listing covered entities that have reported breaches of unsecured protected health information affecting more than 500 individuals. More
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