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You’re Invited: Tips for Surviving a HIPAA Audit


Celebrate Data Privacy Day!  On Wednesday January 28th, Mintz Levin’s Dianne Bourque, will be presenting a webinar on how to survive a HIPAA audit.  With the New Year in full swing, the HHS Office of Civil Rights (“OCR”) is resuming its random audit program to assess compliance with HIPAA privacy, security and breach notification rules. … Continue Reading

Data Privacy Day 2014

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The “observance” of Data Privacy Day annually on January began in 2008.     The National Cyber Security Alliance (NCSA) will be kicking off today’s events with a live stream of its press conference in Washington, DC.   You can access the stream at the NCSA’s Facebook page here. Data privacy — and data security —… Continue Reading

Data Privacy Day 2013 – Passwords

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Something everyone can do for Data Privacy Day:  make it a point to change at least one password and make it “long and strong.”   Here are some tips for building strong passwords from David Sherry, Chief Information Security Officer at Brown University: To create a strong password, you should use a string of text… Continue Reading

Data Privacy Day 2011

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Today is Data Privacy Day 2011 – we’ll be blogging throughout the day with data security tidbits and information that you can use to keep data security and data protection front of mind through 2011.    

On Data Privacy Day: Another Reason to Look Over Your Employee Handbooks and Communications Policies

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My colleagues, Mitch Danzig and Brandon Willenberg have authored an advisory about a court ruling in favor of employers (relatively rare) in California.  The California Court of Appeal recently issued such a ruling in Holmes v. Petrovich Development Company, LLC, et al, regarding employee privacy rights with respect to the use of the employer’s computer… Continue Reading

Canada’s Privacy Commissioner’s Data Privacy Day Message

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Canadian Privacy Commissioner Jennifer Stoddart issued a statement urging individuals to take privacy into their own hands.   “There are nearly two billion people now using the Internet.  That’s two billion people who can potentially access information about you with the click of a button.” An article in the Vancouver Sun discusses Stoddart’s statement and… Continue Reading

Happy Data Privacy Day! Tip #1

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Today is worldwide Data Privacy Day. What is your company doing to promote data privacy and security in your enterprise? I’ll be participating in a KnowledgeNet in Boston, sponsored by the International Association of Privacy Professionals. The discussion topic is Privacy Awareness and Training. And don’t forget, the March 1 deadline for compliance with the… Continue Reading