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Daily Archives: March 22, 2014

Fourth Annual Benchmark Study on Patient Privacy and Data Security

Ponemon Institute: “…we are releasing our Fourth Annual Benchmark Study on Patient Privacy and Data SecurityWe hope you will read the report sponsored by ID Experts that reveals some fascinating trends. Specifically, criminal attacks on healthcare systems have risen a startling 100 percent since we first conducted the study in 2010. This year, we found the number and size of data breaches has declined somewhat. Employee negligence is a major risk and is being fueled by BYOD. Giving healthcare organizations major headaches are: risks to patient data caused by the Affordable Care Act, exchange of patient health information with Accountable Care Organizations and lack of trust in business associates privacy and security practices. For a copy of the Fourth Annual Benchmark Study on Patient Privacy and Data Security, visit”

EPIC – Federal Trade Commission Backs Users in Facebook Privacy Case

“The FTC has filed an amicus brief in a case before a federal appeals court concerning Facebook users. If a controversial settlement is approved, Facebook will display the images of users, including young children, in Facebook advertising without consent. Several Facebook users formally objected to the plan, arguing that it would violate state laws. A children’s advocacy organization also objected, stating that… Continue Reading

Making the Grade: Access to Information Scorecard 2014

“A building block of American democracy is the idea that as citizens, we have a right to information about how our government works and what it does in our name. The Freedom of Information Act (FOIA) requires federal agencies to promptly respond to public requests for information unless disclosure of the requested information would harm… Continue Reading

“You can explore the FOIA data that makes up an agency’s annual FOIA report. Search for data from a single agency or compare data from multiple agencies. Just follow these steps: At the “Select Report” column, click on a category, such as “Requests” or “Administration”  to select the type of report you would like to… Continue Reading

Program for Digital Archiving of Vatican Apostolic Library Manuscripts

News release – NTT DATA Corporation, a global IT solutions provider, today announced it was selected to contribute to the project of digitally archiving manuscripts of the Vatican Apostolic Library: “About the Vatican Apostolic Library: The Vatican Apostolic Library, known as the “Popes’ library”, is located in Vatican City. Founded by Pope Nicholas V Parentucelli (1447-1455) in… Continue Reading