To meet Obama administration concerns, the House sponsors of the Cyber Intelligence Sharing and Protection Act amended the bill. But a White House spokesman says those changes didn't go far enough to protect citizens' privacy and civil liberties.
In the aftermath of a massive health data breach last year and a smaller incident this year, the state of Utah is taking a number of steps, including creating a data security office within the health department.
Mobility and privacy: Increasingly, organizations are forced to take actions on these topics. What are the latest legal and regulatory trends? Attorneys David Navetta and Ronald Raether share insights.
New research says more than 25 percent of consumers hit by a data breach later become victims of identity fraud - especially when payment card information is exposed. Javelin's Al Pascual shares analysis.
The Department of Energy hadn't revealed that the mid-January breach occurred until a memo informing employees and contractors about the hack leaked to the media. The department says no classified information was compromised.
How can security pros help organizations prevent breaches and data loss? The Online Trust Alliance has released its latest guide to data protection and breach readiness, and OTA founder Craig Spiezle offers tips.
The new omnibus rule makes it clear that business associates must comply with HIPAA. And the latest additions to the federal health data breach tally put a spotlight on why some BAs need to improve patient data protection.
"This is a business that should have known better," U.K. Deputy Information Commissioner David Smith says. "There's no doubt in my mind that they had access to both the technical knowledge and the resources to keep this information safe."
The long overdue final HIPAA omnibus rule has been released. The package includes extensive modifications to the HIPAA privacy, security and enforcement rules as well as an updated version of the HIPAA breach notification rule.