HIPAA Encryption: A Tale Of Two HIPAA Breaches.

I find it fascinating that two different companies can have such disparate reactions to a PHI data breach that occurred under similar conditions.  Consider two entries at phiprivacy.net, where computers were stolen, triggering a HIPAA breach (obviously, the use of managed HIPAA encryption software like AlertBoot was neglected; otherwise, there wouldn’t be a HIPAA breach). […] read more

Disk Encryption Legalities: Massachusetts Court Orders Lawyer To Decrypt Laptop.

The Massachusetts Supreme Judicial Court (MSJC) has ordered a lawyer to decrypt his laptop computers.  The lawyer, one Leon Gelfgatt, is a criminal suspect in an ongoing case involving Russians and mortgage fraud, and as far as I can tell (as a non-lawyer), his biggest mistake was in not following the aged maxim: “don’t speak […] read more

HIPAA Laptop Encryption: Second Coordinated Health Data Breach In 30 Days.

Why is PHI encryption recommended by the HHS, Office for Civil Rights, HIPAA experts, and just people in general?  It’s because encryption software can act as a safety net for unforeseen data breaches, as the following story shows. Coordinated Health, a network of hospitals that has seventeen locations all over Pennsylvania, has announced a second […] read more