Disk Encryption: Criminal Defense Firm Has Backup Drives Stolen From Car.

The use of crypotgrapic solutions like AlertBoot’s managed laptop encryption is not a requirement under the legal profession, as far as I know.  Of course, the use of encryption rarely is a requirement in the US, although many states’ laws and certain federal regulations make it clear that the use of encryption is required – […] read more

UK Laptop Encryption: ICO Warns Barristers And Solicitors To Secure Information.

The UK’s Information Commissioner’s Office (ICO) has recently issued a warning to people in the legal profession. According to an August 2014 news release, the ICO has seen a higher-than-expected-number of data breaches stemming from the actions of solicitors and barristers.  Normally, the recommendation would be to use data encryption software to secure sensitive files; […] read more

HIPAA Desktop Computer Encryption: Bay Area Pain Medical Associates Has HIPAA Breach.

Another incident that shows the importance of using HIPAA encryption software on desktop computers.  In addition, it shows why full disk encryption is preferential to file encryption. Medical Establishment Break-in Bay Area Pain Medical Associates, according to phiprivacy.net, has contacted patients that three desktop computers with patient data were stolen in May of this year.  […] read more

UK Data Encryption: FOI Request Finds ICO Fines Lower, Breach Incidents Higher.

A freedom of information request, filed by ViaSat for data held by the UK’s Information Commissioner’s Office (ICO), has led to the conclusion that data breach incidents have grown in the British Isles in the past year by 37%.  The same data shows that monetary penalties by the ICO have fallen in the same period.  […] read more

Business Associates And HIPAA: Boston Medical Center Cuts Ties With Transcription Service Provider.

Boston Medical Center has cut ties with a vendor, a transcription company that they had been doing business with for 10 years, after the latter had a data breach, according to bostonglobe.com. Over 15,000 patients were affected when their information was posted to a website operated and used by MDF Transcription Services (and its subcontractors). […] read more