Security Breach Law in Your Own Backyard
Are you familiar with state-level security breach laws that apply to your business? Organizations focused on HIPAA-HITECH compliance also need to be aware of the importance of understanding and abiding by state law pertaining to security breaches, not only in the state in which your business is headquartered, but in every state in which you operate.
Forty-six states, the District of Columbia, Puerto Rico and the Virgin Islands have enacted privacy regulations according to the American Institute of CPAs (AICPA). And where state law is more stringent than HIPAA, state law trumps. Massachusetts, for example, has one of the most stringent privacy regulations in the country. A great case study in Massachusetts involves Massachusetts Attorney General v. Briar Group, LLC – Data Breach Settlement.
It’s critical to stay on top of all the Security Breach laws and regulations that affect your business.
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