Last week, the US Department of Health and Human Services released the Final Rule to the HIPAA Privacy, Security, Enforcement, and Breach Notification Rules under the HITECC and GINA Act.  This 550+ page document provides details and explanations in four different areas.   Some of the highlights include: First, the Breach Notification clause was modified from […]

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Social Network On-Line Protection Act!   Has anybody heard that yesterday, 27 April 2012, NY congressman Eliot Engel introduced SNOPA, legislation intended to protect users of social networking from having to give employers (or potential employers) and schools access to their personal social networking sites. The Social Networking Online Protection Act would restrict current or […]

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Apparently, that is the question that is being asked these days during interviews. Wow. My first response is “No”. According to Reuters: Studies have shown that Facebook can be a useful hiring tool. Just a 5- to 10-minute perusal of a user’s profile can net more information than a basic personality test. It’s no wonder […]

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I’ve seen quite a few vendors recently selling or at least offering up products and services that help reduce your Privacy Risk. What types of software do you consider to be “Privacy Software”? Solutions to help manage your data discovery / identification / flows? Privacy Incident Response Management Software? Safe Harbor Certification Processes and Procedures? […]

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Well, not really too new.  It’s not like a took a test to get it.  Just received a letter from the International Association of Privacy Professionals that manages my CIPP Certification to let me know that they’ve rebranded the US-centric CIPP Privacy certification as the CIPP/US.  I do believe it makes sense.

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On September 15, 2011, The FTC released an announcement that they are seeking comments related to the Children’s Online Privacy Protection Act which become effective back in 2000. As you can imagine, we have seen significant updates in technology, social media, and children’s savvy-ness. The request for comments focuses on five areas that have always […]

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Wow! Every day my 10 year old son says to me, “Dad, everybody in my class has a Facebook account.  When can I have my own account?”.  Every day I respond with, “When you are a bit older”. While I am sure that I am like most parents who believe that our kids are mature […]

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