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Grandfather provision of Massachusetts data security requirements expiring

USA - February 28 2012 This note is a reminder of the expiration of the grandfather provision under the Massachusetts Data Security Regulations, summarized here, which expires on March 1, 2012....


HHS imposes 7 figure fine for breach of HIPAA; soon to be the norm?

USA - February 23 2011 In case you missed the OCR announcement late yesterday afternoon, the Department of Health and Human Services announced that it was imposing a civil money penalty of $4.3 million dollars against Cignet Health for various violations of HIPAA....


Identity fraud down 28 in 2010; consumer costs up!

USA - February 9 2011 According to Javelin Strategy & Research's 2011 Identity Fraud Survey Report, there was a 28 drop in the number of victims of identity fraud in 2010....


HHS withdrawing breach notification final rule - temporarily

USA - July 30 2010 The Department of Health and Human Services (HHS) announced yesterday that it was temporarily withdrawing the breach notification final rule from review of the Office of Management and Budget (OMB) to allow HHS further time to consider these regulations....


Massachusetts data security law goes into effect

USA - March 5 2010 A new Massachusetts data security law the "Standards for the Protection of Personal Information of Residents of the Commonwealth" has gone into effect as of March 1, 2010....

Robert J. Morgan, Donna M. Ruscitti, Justin L. Root, Brian D. Hall.