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Employer's HIPAA Privacy And Security Responsibilities 2/15/2010
Personal and company confidential data, exceedingly valuable assets, are under siege. Organizations across the country and locally have experienced significant data breaches resulting in unauthorized access to a vast amount of personal and company confidential information. At the same time, technology continues to advance rapidly, permitting larger and larger quantities of information to be maintained, accessed, and transmitted with the push of a button or downloading seeming harmless software.
In this environment, with increasing demands for higher productivity and greater access to information, particularly in the legal field, companies continue to struggle to meet those demands while at the same time protecting confidential personal and company information.
You will gain a better understanding about the recent developments in federal and state privacy and data security laws, particularly the expansion of HIPAA under the American Recovery and Reinvestment Act of 2009 and the recently issued Massachusetts privacy regulations that become effective January 1, 2010.
Overview of Privacy and Security in the Workplace
Compare and Contrast Privacy and Security
Overview of Competing Concerns for Employers and Employees
Overview of Recent Developments
Data Security Generally
What Are the Risks Driving the Law?
What Kind of Information Requires Protection?
New State Law Mandates to Protect Personal Information ? Massachusetts
Affirmative Obligations to Protect
Social Security Numbers
Developing a Data Privacy and Security Plan
HIPAA Privacy and Security
HIPAA Basics Revisited
Who Is a Covered Entity?
What Is Protected Health Information, Employment Records Exception?