August 8, 2013
Officials at the Community College of Rhode Island (CCRI) are facing opposition from the campus community and the American Civil Liberties Union (ACLU) after the college announced that it planned to install security cameras at two campuses.
August 6, 2013
A judge has sentenced a former employee at Boca Raton Regional Hospital to 18 months in prison, in connection with her previous conviction for unauthorized Health Insurance Portability and Accountability Act (HIPAA) disclosures.
July 24, 2013
A third party vendor mailed Aetna Health Care brochures to 18,700 students with their Social Security numbers printed on the address labels.
July 24, 2013
Shortly after the IEDs went off during April’s Boston Marathon bombing, hundreds of victims were treated by the city’s hospitals. Here’s how Boston Medical Center helped their families.
July 20, 2013
License-plate readers give law enforcement a location tracking tool that may violate constitutional privacy rights, the American Civil Liberties Union argues in a new report released today.
July 15, 2013
Officials from Cedars-Sinai Medical Center issued a statement claiming that 14 patient records were “inappropriately accessed” between June 18 and June 24, which coincides with the time when reality television star Kim Kardashian was recovering from the delivery of her baby.
July 10, 2013
Employees at two Florida hospitals have been accused of stealing patients’ identities in tax fraud schemes.
July 2, 2013
Here’s how the University of Texas System developed its Family Educational Rights and Privacy Act policy so its police officers and department share only appropriate student information.
June 14, 2013
Officers working in the center must provide detailed, possibly life-saving, information to the patrol officers in the field.
May 29, 2013
Idaho State University has agreed to pay $400,000 to the U.S. Department of Health Human Services for violations of HIPAA. This settlement involves the breach of unsecured electronic protected health information of 17,500 individuals who were patients at an ISU clinic.
May 23, 2013
A man faces a felony charge of unlawful videotaping for allegedly recording women using a restroom at Elmhurst Memorial Hospital with his mobile phone.
May 13, 2013
Officials at the University of Alabama Huntsville announced Wednesday that the school will deploy unmanned aerial vehicles (UAVs) to monitor the campus.
March 21, 2013
Authorities are saying that a South Miami Hospital respiratory therapist helped two convicted identity thieves steal the identity of campus patients.
March 1, 2013
Last year, as many as 34 colleges and universities applied for permits to fly unmanned surveillance drones over campuses for scientific research. However, many opponents have voiced concerns over privacy.
January 22, 2013
In a 14-1 vote, the Dawson College Academic computing board expelled one of its students, who had discovered a serious security flaw in the school’s computer system.
January 22, 2013
The U.S. Department of Health and Human Services (HHS) released a new rule Thursday to strengthen the privacy and security protections for health information established under the Health Insurance Portability and Accountability Act of 1996 (HIPAA).
December 11, 2012
Hospitals nationwide have failed to implement an effective mobile device security policy, according to presenters at the mHealth Summit 2012.
December 7, 2012
A nurse at King Edward VII hospital who fell victim to a prank call by two radio disc jockeys seeking information about pregnant Duchess of Cambridge died, hospital officials reported Friday.
October 18, 2012
The judge in the case against James Holmes, the former University of Colorado (CU) graduate student and suspect in the Aurora movie theater massacre, has ordered that prosecutors be allowed access to various documents from Holmes’ time at the university.
October 10, 2012
Adopt a policy, comply with it and communicate it to students, parents and campus staff.