Articles in the Privacy Category
The Family Educational Rights and Privacy Act (FERPA) or more common as the Buckley Amendment, describes the protection of student educational records by covered educational institutions. FERPA affords privacy to both parents and students with regard to how educational records are disclosed. The amendment covers schools and other educational institutions that receive government funding through their programs. Moreover, schools that impose policies denying parents or guardians access to their student’s… Continue reading
Finding your critical information online is not that hard. All you have to do is visit public records sites, and you may find some important information about yourself. If you own a property, for example, the address, the mortgage company, parcel number, the purchase price, the amount of debt for the purchase, and the taxes owed and paid on your property are all stored at the county clerk’s office… Continue reading
The Department of Health and Human Services has published an interim final rule to conform the enforcement regulations under the Health Insurance Portability and Accountability Act of 1996 (HIPAA) to the HITECH Act, the Health Information Technology for Economic and Clinical Health Act which was enacted as part of the American Recovery and Reinvestment Act of 2009. The HITECH Act privacy and security provisions became effective on Feb. 18… Continue reading
The HIPAA Act of 1996 has set strict standards regarding a patient’s Protected Health Information (PHI) as a part of its Privacy Rule regulations. The Privacy Rule addresses all issues concerned with saving/accessing/sharing medical & personal information of an individual.
However, this is a very basic definition, as the realm of a Covered Entity implies to all Business Associates that are involved in accessing/sharing an individual’s medical… Continue reading
If you look into your wallet, you may find at least one or two government documents – the driver’s license or State ID card. You may be amazed to find how many government documents you currently have, and the value of each, when you study the following list:
Driver’s license: Other than your driver’s license number, the driver’s license has your name, address, hair color