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March 01 , 2010 in Industry News
February 18th Big Day For Hipaa/Hitech Provisions
While many of the changes to HIPAA contained in the HITECH amendment, such as increased fines, Attorney&...

February 01 , 2010 in Industry News
Mortgage Broker fined $35k for Improperly Discarding Customer Information
A mortgage broker who discarded consumers&...

February 01 , 2010 in Industry News
Confidential Information Abandoned in Forgotten Building

January 01 , 2010 in Industry News
Medical ID Theft On The Rise!
The problem has grown during the recession as more uninsured people use the coverage of a friend, relative or even a stranger to get care. Of particular concern is the fact that most of the fraud is committed by people who pay medical workers for patients&...

January 01 , 2010 in Industry News
Green Light: New Data Protection Law Likely Coming Soon!
We have all heard the saying &...

December 01 , 2009 in Industry News
Data Protection Legislation Back on Front Burner
In mid-November the U.S. Senate Judiciary Committee approved both the Personal Data Privacy and Security Act (Leahy, D-VT) and the Data Breach Notification Act (Feinstein, D-CA), sending a clear message that comprehensive info rmation protection legislation is back on the congressional...

December 01 , 2009 in Industry News
Confidential Paperwork Used as Confetti After Yankees Victory

November 01 , 2009 in Industry News
HITECH Related Reference To NIST Specification Causing Confusion/Concern!
The Department of Health and Human Services issued guidance related to safe harbors for healthcare providers to avoid mandatory data breach notification. The guidance states that if computer hard drives are disposed after sanitization meeting National Institute for Standards and Testing (NIST)...

November 01 , 2009 in Industry News
FACTA - Red Flag Rule now in Effect
The National Association for Information Destruction is alerting its members that starting Nov. 1, 2009, the amendment to FACTA, called the Red Flag Rule, will go into effect. Under this amendment, every organization “that holds any consumer account, or other account for which there is a...

October 01 , 2009 in Industry News
2009 Identity Theft Report
The Javelin 2009 Identity Fraud Survey Report: Consumer Version provides guidelines for consumers to help prevent, detect and resolve identity fraud. Over the past five years, Javelin has surveyed nearly 25,000 adults to find out the actual ways consumers are being affected by identity fraud in...





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