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Key takeaways from the U.S. executive order on cybersecurity

On May 12, 2021, President Biden signed an executive order calling on federal agencies to improve their cybersecurity practices. Following the recent SolarWinds and Colonial Pipeline attacks, it is clear that security incidents can severely impact the economy and civilians' day-to-day lives and that cybersecurity needs to be a high-priority issue. We encourage you to read the full executive order.

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The Ultimate Guide to HIPAA

The Healthcare Insurance Portability and Accountability Act (HIPAA) has been an important federal law in healthcare since 1996. Part of its purpose was to create standards meant to protect sensitive patient information, and it took on even more important once the digitalization of patient health records became widespread. Now it’s required for certain types of businesses to protect patient health information—or face fines that range from $100 to $50,000 per violation.

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The Official 2021 Checklist for HIPAA Compliance

The Health Insurance Portability and Accountability Act of 1996 (HIPAA) is a U.S. federal law. It sets national standards for health care providers to maintain the privacy of patients' protected health information (PHI), including electronically protected health information (ePHI). If you collect, store, or process any kind of patient or medical data, you need to be aware of HIPAA and how it affects your operations. But what does it really mean to be HIPAA compliant?

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The Complete Guide to GDPR Compliance

The General Data Protection Regulation (GDPR) is a landmark piece of legislation that affects how organizations can handle, process, and store the personal data of European Union (EU) citizens and residents. But what does the GDPR require exactly, and how can you be sure that your organization complies with it? We go over everything you need to know in this all-in-one guide to GDPR compliance.

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What is Data Privacy-and Why Is It Important?

You've probably heard the expression "data is the new oil." Well, data today is fueling an increasing number of businesses. Personalized customer experiences, automated marketing messaging, and science-driven insights all depend on the quality and volume of your information. Companies are eager to gather data, and understandably so. Legislators, on the other hand, are keen to protect the privacy and safety of individuals.