New regulations are increasing at a rapid rate and it is vital that business owners and Chief Information Officers (CIO) become familiar with current regulations and compliance dates.
State Notification Laws require businesses to notify customers or patients in a timely matter of any data breach that might affect them. Each state has its own requirements and failure to notify per such state’s notification law could lead to fines and penalties.
The Hi-Tech Act which is part of the 2009 American Recovery and Reinvestment Act, creates a federal notification requirement for the breach of Protected Health Information. The HITECH Act also provides incentives for physicians to put into practice “meaningful use” of an Electronic Health Record system.
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