The Department of Health and Human Services' Office for Civil Rights provided a report to Congress on health information breaches from September 2009 through 2010, as required under the HITECH Act. Nearly 7.9 million Americans were affected by almost 30,800 health information breaches, according to the report.
The Final FFIEC Guidance has been issued and its main intent is to reinforce the 2005 Guidance's risk management framework and update the Agencies' expectations regarding customer authentication, layered security, or other controls in the increasingly hostile online environment.
A notice of proposed rulemaking from the HHS Office for Civil Rights that would modify the HIPAA Privacy Rule standard for accounting of disclosures of protected health information and add new requirements for access reports.
This draft version of a supplement to the 2005 online authentication guidance issued by the FFIEC aims to reinforce the need for a risk management framework and update the FFIEC agencies' expectations in 2010, as they relate to customer authentication, layered security and/or other controls in the increasingly hostile...
The following GAO report highlights GAO-07-737, a report to congressional requesters.In recent years, many entities in the private, public, and government sectors have reported the loss or theft of sensitive personal information.