Monthly Archives: December 2006

Dispose of Sensitive Information Carefully

From the title one could assume that I’m talking to the average person. After all, millions of people throw away old passports, ids, checkbooks, credit card applications and other information that could allow a thief to steal their identity. But believe it or not I’m talking about large companies and hospitals, people and places that…

Consumers Concerned About Medical Records

It seems that consumers grow more fearful everyday about the privacy of their medical records a new survey shows. Besides falling into the wrong hands they are afraid of fraud, theft and a host of other problems that keep them up at night. The survey commissioned by EpicTide and conducted by The Benchmarking Company, an…

More Access Is Necessary

A new survey shows that many Americans want more to access to their health care files because they feel that this would help cut down on the errors and improve overall health care quality by giving them an e-copy. However they are afraid that this could lead to fraud if this file gets into the…

Not By Deceptive Means

The US Senate has passed a new law that would make it illegal to get your hands on phone number if you got them by being deceptive. That’s great. However I noticed that this only came up after the whole Hewlitt Packard problem that was going on. I somehow doubt it had much to do…

Update Privacy Laws Says High Tech Firms

High Tech companies like Hewlett Packard is hoping to push some new laws that would help protect citizens personal data online while still allowing other information to flow smoothly. “We think the time has come for a comprehensive privacy bill that would protect consumers’ personal information while still allowing the flow of information needed for…

HIPAA Bad For Patients?

The HIPAA act should protect our medical privacy but do hospital officials go to far for fear of being sued? In this article are a few cases that make you question the HIPAA and the people who are supposed to follow the rules, in this case they seem to go overboard. Although it started as…