Office for Civil Rights

Read: Dept. of Ed. Publishes Database of Pending Civil Rights Investigations

Dept. of Ed. Publishes Database of Pending Civil Rights Investigations

On Wednesday, the Department of Education published a full list of active civil rights investigations that will be updated monthly.

Read: Judge Rejects Injunction to Ban Transgender Girl from Female Restrooms

Judge Rejects Injunction to Ban Transgender Girl from Female Restrooms

The injunction was filed against the U.S. Department of Education after a previous lawsuit against an Illinois school district was denied.

Read: OCR Finds Fla. School Created Hostile Environment for Bullied Student

OCR Finds Fla. School Created Hostile Environment for Bullied Student

An investigation by the Office for Civil Rights determined the school district failed to evaluate the bullied student for an individual education plan.

Read: 10 Cybersecurity Travel Tips For The Holidays

10 Cybersecurity Travel Tips For The Holidays

Officials with access to sensitive information should keep these ten cybersecurity travel tips in mind to ensure a breach-free holiday season.

Read: Dept. of Ed. Opens Third Title IX Investigation into Univ. of Maryland

Dept. of Ed. Opens Third Title IX Investigation into Univ. of Maryland

The Department of Education opened the first two Title IX investigations on January 11 and March 31; both cases remain open.

Read: Fla. Health Clinic’s Cyber Insurer to Pay $2.3M HIPAA Settlement

Fla. Health Clinic’s Cyber Insurer to Pay $2.3M HIPAA Settlement

Federal regulators will collect the money directly from 21st Century Oncology’s cyber insurance provider.

Read: Department of Education May Limit Scope of Civil Rights Investigations

Department of Education May Limit Scope of Civil Rights Investigations

Under current guidelines, civil rights investigations focus on both the individual complaint and the possibility of a systemic problem.

Read: 5 Title IX Changes Announced By Department of Education

5 Title IX Changes Announced By Department of Education

The Title IX changes include the removal of the preponderance of evidence standard requirement.

Read: Making Sense of DeVos’ Title IX Campus Sexual Violence Comments

Making Sense of DeVos’ Title IX Campus Sexual Violence Comments

The education secretary indicated she would listen to all sides of the campus sexual violence debate, but is she truly open to retaining the positive parts of the 2011 Dear Colleague Letter?

Read: 3 Steps to Meet HIPAA Breach Notification Requirements

3 Steps to Meet HIPAA Breach Notification Requirements

Here’s what hospitals and healthcare entities must do to comply with the HIPAA breach notification rule.

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