Posted on December 8th, 2010 No comments
Bill Now Awaits President’s SignatureThe House has joined the Senate in approving legislation that would exempt certain businesses, including physician practices and apparently many hospitals, from the Identity Theft Red Flags Rule.
House Approves Red Flags Exemptions
Posted on September 22nd, 2010 No comments
The Federal Trade Commission today told a Senate Subcommittee that it supports proposed legislation that would require many companies to use reasonable data security policies and procedures and require those companies to notify consumers when there is a security breach.
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FTC Testifies on Data Security Legislation
A full Senate vote is the next stop for two federal data-breach notification laws.
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Two data breach laws pass Senate Judiciary Committee
A sweeping new bill that would implement a national standard for data protection and breach notification got a boost of support today from the Senate Judiciary Committee.
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Federal data protection law inches forward
Legislation Heads for a Senate VoteThe Senate Judiciary Committee approved two companion bill that would require businesses and government agencies to notify individuals of security breaches involving their sensitive personally identifiable information.
Senate Panel Clears Data Breach Bills
Posted on October 30th, 2009 No comments
A bill that would exempt certain healthcare facilities from the “red flags” rule has been met with stony silence from the Senate. After sailing through the House, the exemptions bill was sent to the Senate Banking Committee, where members have yet to move on the issue.
The Department of Health and Human Services should replace its controversial harm standard for triggering a personal health record data breach notification with a risk assessment approach that requires organizations to determine whether the data was actually viewed or acquired by an unauthorized person, according to the Center for Democracy an…
HHS Breach Notification Rules Again Under Fire
In a comment letter sent to HHS officials, the American Hospital Association said it supports the inclusion of a “risk threshold” in the department’s interim final rule on health data breach notification, Health Data Management reports.
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AHA Endorses ‘Risk Threshold’ in HHS’ Data-Breach Notification Rule
Virus hunters are raising the alarm for a large-scale spam attack that uses fake Facebook password-reset messages to trick PC users into downloading a dangerous piece of malware.
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Facebook password-reset spam is Bredolab botnet attack
A bill to exclude some lawyers from the Federal Trade Commission’s anti-identity theft “red flag rule” has passed the U.S.