The forthcoming Office of Civil Rights (OCR) audits for HIPAA compliance have seen some delays this fall – but that doesn’t mean covered organizations can delay their audit preparations.
When asked to give one piece of advice about how companies should improve their privacy and data protection programs in 2015, I suggest that we begin to think about privacy and security protections in a new context – that of “Crime and Punishment”.
Identity theft continues to grow, and while significant awareness activities are undertaken to ensure people are aware of the attempts to gather information through digital means, an application form, hotel promotion, or even simply checking in ups the level of risk.
Maintaining credit and debit card information on behalf of financial services clients demands the highest levels of security and customer confidence, and adhering to standards like PCI DSS plays a crucial role in this.
Compliance professionals realize that privacy and data residency requirements can vary significantly by country, and have become material issues for any enterprise using cloud services where data leaves the country of origin or is in the possession of a foreign-owned cloud provider.
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