Healthcare providers and others handling sensitive patient data are now finding the stakes raised if they suffer a data breach because of a new law known as the “Health Information Technology for Economic and Clinical Health Act,” or HITECH Act. Passed by Congress in February, the HITECH Act is now coming into enforcement by the U.S. Depart…
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HITECH Act: What you need to know about new data-breach guidelines
During a cybersecurity discussion held Wednesday in Washington D.C., Jeffrey Troy, chief of the FBI’s Cyber Criminal Section, said that law enforcement agencies could get a better grip on fighting the surge of cybercrimes if businesses were legally required to report data breaches to potential victims. Essentially this “data-breach notificatio…
FBI, Congress Considers National Data-Breach Law
A federal judge has denied a proposed settlement of a class-action suit filed against TD Ameritrade Inc. for a 2007 data security breach that exposed its customers’ personal information. In his ruling in San Francisco last week, U.S.
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Judge rejects TD Ameritrade breach settlement