Florida lawyers may use cloud computing as long as they take “reasonable” precautions to ensure the confidentiality of client information, according to a proposed ethics opinion issued by a state bar committee.
Published: February 12, 2013
Tags: agency enforcement, data breach, data security, Department of Health and Human Services, Health Insurance Portability and Accountability Act, health plans, HIPAA, personal health information, privacy
Doctors, hospitals, other medical providers and companies who do business with them are facing big changes as a result of new HIPAA regulations.
Published: February 8, 2013
Tags: Adobe Acrobat, data security, Fujitsu, LastPass, legal writing, marketing, practice management, ScanSnap iX500, smartphone, technology, WordRake, Zazzle
Lawyers USA has rounded up the latest tips from lawyers on what technology tools they use to accomplish tasks more quickly and effectively.
WASHINGTON – In an effort to bring more transparency to the consumer data collection industry, the Federal Trade Commission has issued orders to nine data brokerage companies directing them to supply the agency with information about how they collect and use consumers’ personal records.
With the use of facial recognition technology on the rise, the Federal Trade Commission has released a report with recommendations on how companies can protect consumers’ privacy.
WASHINGTON – Employers are increasingly allowing their employees to use their own laptops, tablets, smartphones and other mobile devices for work purposes – and that is creating a plethora of potential legal issues.
Professional networking site LinkedIn faces a $5 million class action for a security breach that exposed user passwords.
The Department of Health and Human Services’ Office of Civil Rights has provided the protocol for its ongoing compliance audits under the Health Insurance Portability and Accountability Act.
The new book “Locked Down: Information Security for Lawyers” is aimed at small firm lawyers who need to be jolted out of complacency about securing electronic information.