Tag Archives: HIPAA compliance audits

ICO Rules UK Hospital-DeepMind Trial Failed to Comply with UK Data Protection Law

The UK Information Commissioner’s Office (“ICO”), which enforces data protection legislation in the UK, has ruled that the NHS Royal Free Foundation Trust (“Royal Free”), which manages a London hospital, failed to comply with the UK Data Protection Act 1998 in providing 1.6 million patient records to Google DeepMind (“DeepMind”), requiring the Royal Free to sign an … Continue Reading

OCR Plans to Move Ahead with HIPAA Audits, Reports Say

Recent news reports indicate that the Office for Civil Rights (OCR) at the Department of Health and Human Services (HHS) is planning to move ahead with its plan to begin proactive HIPAA audits of business associates and covered entities. In the past, OCR has relied primarily on self-reports of breaches from covered entities (as required … Continue Reading

HIPAA 2015 Enforcement Priorities Highlight Cyber Threats, But Timing of HIPAA Compliance Audits Still Uncertain

On January 13, 2015, Jocelyn Samuels, director of the Office of Civil Rights (OCR) at the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services, briefed reporters on the agency’s HIPAA enforcement priorities, noting a focus on threats to electronic health information, or ePHI.  Samuels highlighted an increase in infiltration of computer networks reported under the breach … Continue Reading
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