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Massachusetts Data Security Standards vs. New HIPAA Guidelines

Here's a link to an article (by the author of this blog...) comparing the Massachusetts data security standards (effective January 1, 2010) to the Department of Health & Human Services Guidelines promulgated under the new HITECH Act (effective in mid-September).   Compliance challenges are coming on all fronts -- and it's best not to duplicate efforts. 

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Cynthia J. Larose

Member / Chair, Privacy & Cybersecurity Practice

Cynthia J. Larose is Chair of the firm's Privacy & Cybersecurity Practice, a Certified Information Privacy Professional-US (CIPP-US), and a Certified Information Privacy Professional-Europe (CIPP-E). She works with clients in various industries to develop comprehensive information security programs on the front end, and provides timely counsel when it becomes necessary to respond to a data breach.