HIPAA Laptop Encryption: NYU Langone Had A Laptop PHI Breach In April.

According to phiprivacy.net, NYU Langone Medical Center announced a data breach in June, a little before their July admission to another data breach that affected 8,400 people.  Unlike the latter announcement, though, the June announcement appears to be somewhat outside of NYU’s control.  It’s a shame that not everyone is getting the story on the […] read more

Data Breaches And Notifications: A Contrarian View? Or More Of The Same?.

The Wall Street Journal has an article on how certain executives are questioning the value of notifying the general public on company data breaches.  The pay-walled article notes that there are valid reasons against more transparency. The thing is, most of these so-called reasons are self-serving – which is why 47 states have laws requiring […] read more

Data Security: US Supreme Court Says Warrants Needed For Cellphone Search.

According to the US Supreme Court, US authorities require warrants in order to search the cellphones of people who are arrested [http://www.supremecourt.gov/opinions/13pdf/13-132_8l9c.pdf ; ].  The decision is not solely for cellphones, though: rummaging through information found on smartphones, tablet computers, laptops, etc. should also be affected, with personal privacy being the winner. Also, I imagine […] read more