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The Email Privacy Act

  • Industry: HIPAA

The Email Privacy Act

Designed to reform and update the Electronic Communications Privacy Act (ECPA), the Email Privacy Act has been hailed as a much needed directive to restructure the ECPA regulations that came into being in 1986, well before the existence of the World Wide Web. Add to that the melee of the current presidential reforms, the passing of the Email Privacy Act has now become an urgent requisite than a reform.

DHS Issues Guidance on HIPAA and Cloud Computing

  • Industry: HIPAA

DHS Issues Guidance on HIPAA and Cloud Computing

Cloud computing, an indelible part of healthcare systems and networks today, will now be regulated and brought under the HIPAA fold. DHS released the guidance that details the requirements for cloud computing service providers (CSP providers), clarifying that CSPs that create, receive, maintain, or transmit PHI (protected health information) on behalf of a business associate or covered entity are deemed business associates according to HIPAA.

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