Detailed patient consent recommendations that a privacy and security "tiger team" recently completed are just a starting point toward giving patients far more control over their healthcare information, the co-chair of the team acknowledges.
The California state legislature has passed a stronger data breach notification bill that could mean increased consumer privacy protection for residents -- if Gov. Arnold Schwarzenegger signs it into law.
Draft legislation began circulating through the corridors of the Capitol complex that would establish - in the words of its sponsors - meaningful privacy protections for Internet users, which they say is particularly important as businesses begin to adopt cloud computing.
Guidance on how organizations should protect the confidentiality of personal identifiable information, SP 800-122: Guide to Protecting the Confidentiality of Personally Identifiable Information, or PII, has been issued by the National Institute of Standards and Technology.