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Password, Password on the Wall

After a friend bought me lunch today, he showed me around his work place. During our walk, we stopped at the IT workbench area to see if the laptop he ordered for a new employee would be ready by Monday (I tagged along).

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HIPAA Changes Coming 2/2010

The American Recovery and Reinvestment Act includes changes to HIPAA, including:

  • Much higher civil penalties for violations.
  • Covered entities must disclose security breaches when client data is exposed.
  • Business associates will be subject to the same civil and criminal penalties as covered entities.

The changes are not effective until February 2010.

David Mortman of Searchsecurity.com provides an overview of the changes here.

For a more comprehensive list of changes, see Thomson Hine (PDF).

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