What Have You Tested Lately?

Pim Nauts
Written by Pim Nauts
on February 13, 2015

In earlier posts, I outlined how (for instance) we use data and online tests (and testing principles) to improve the experience of our online applications. To build an application (even just a simple website) that performs best for both you and your users, you need to remove friction and build trust. They sound like very simple principles, which are hard not to agree with – right? Read further >


Could the President’s Data Breach Proposal Affect Health Care?

Law and Health Blog
Written by Law and Health Blog
on January 23, 2015

Sony. Target. Home Depot. Community Health. Data breaches have Americans scared. The Identity Theft Resource Center (ITRC) reported 783 data breaches in 2014, an increase of 27.5 percent as compared to 2013; 42 percent of those breaches occurred in the Medical/Health Care industry. On January 12, 2015, President Obama announced a legislative proposal he referred to as the Personal Data Notification & Protection Act. The Act would create a single national standard that companies would follow to notify consumers within 30 days of a breach. The President is expected to expand upon this proposal in his upcoming State of the Union speech. Read further >


Hack Attack

Kirsten van Engelenburg
Written by Kirsten van Engelenburg
on January 09, 2015

2014 was a great year for hackers.

Why?

They were able to dive deeply into systems and gain valuable data from large companies such as MT Gox (the bitcoin giant), iCloud (celebrity photos) and Sony (emails, unreleased movies, etc). The latest is that Regin, known to be an espionage virus from the American and British secret services, was found on a USB stick of one of German Chancellor Angela Merkel’s employees. In contrast to the first cases, in the last example, luckily the alarm went off before any damage was done. Read further >


White House Unveils Consumer Privacy ‘Bill of Rights’

Cathy Betz
Written by Cathy Betz
on March 16, 2012

The Obama Administration recently announced voluntary guidelines for companies to protect consumer information online. The “Consumer Privacy Bill of Rights” would not alter existing laws, but the 50-page blueprint would extend privacy protections to unregulated sectors and would preempt conflicting state laws. The Administration’s framework includes a recommendation for federal legislation and Federal Trade Commission enforcement. It also recommends a national standard for security breach notifications. Read further >


Health Industry Under-Prepared to Protect Patient Privacy in Brave New World

Cathy Betz
Written by Cathy Betz
on September 30, 2011

Data is quickly becoming one of the health industry’s most treasured commodities. New data assets, care approaches, and payment models are on the horizon, generating an explosion of information collection, exchange, and use in the industry. The health care industry is grappling with multiple issues surrounding privacy and security in this increasingly digital world that is characterized as a “data-sharing playground [with] a minefield of concerns.” Read further >


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