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Cartoon: Artificial Intelligence

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This cartoon about artificial intelligence is based on something I often hear — that it is impossible to understand how certain decisions are made by certain algorithms.  I wonder whether this problem is due to the fact that not enough effort is being devoted to addressing ethical issues such as the transparency of the decisionmaking […]

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HIPAA Cartoon: Notice of Privacy Practices

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This HIPAA cartoon involves the notice of privacy practices (NPP) under HIPAA.  HIPAA has a set of detailed requirements for the NPP.  See 45 CFR 164.520 for the text of HIPAA’s requirement for NPPs. The biggest challenge regarding privacy notices is that hardly anyone actually reads the notice, and notices are often a chore to read. There is […]

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HIPAA Cartoon: Breach of Confidentiality

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This HIPAA cartoon involves confidentiality. There are countless cases of misdirected PHI that is emailed or faxed to the wrong people. I recently created a new short course on HIPAA Confidentiality.  You can learn more about it here. HIPAA Resources HIPAA Training Courses HIPAA Training Guide HIPAA Training Requirements FAQ HIPAA Whiteboard HIPAA Resources […]

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Cartoon: HIPAA Protected Health Information

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Here’s a new HIPAA cartoon. This cartoon is about protected health information (PHI).  In the HIPAA regulations, the definition of PHI is quite complicated, as it is splintered into at least three separate parts that appear in HIPAA’s definitions section.  Pursuant to HIPAA, 45 CFR 160.103: Health information means any information, including genetic information, whether oral or recorded […]

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Cartoon: California Consumer Privacy Act

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The privacy world has been abuzz with the passage of the California Consumer Privacy Act of 2018.  In June 2018, within just a week, California passed this strict new privacy law.  Some commentators have compared it to the GDPR, but it is a much more narrow law and is a far cry from the GDPR.  […]

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Cartoon: GDPR Data Portability

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This cartoon is about the GDPR’s right to data portability under Article 20.  This right allows data subjects to take their data from one organization and transfer it easily to other organizations. Pursuant to the GDPR Article 20: 1. The data subject shall have the right to receive the personal data concerning him or her, […]

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Cartoon: Data Localization

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This cartoon is based on a fairly recent trend – countries that are requiring data localization.  Data localization involves requirements that personal data collected in a certain country reside on servers within that country’s borders. Here are some articles on data localization worth looking at: • Bret Cohen, Britanie Hall, and Charlie Wood, Data Localization […]

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Cartoon: GDPR Superhero

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For global organizations as well as organizations in the EU, the GDPR has brought significant attention and resources to privacy.  Finally, many executives are beginning to take privacy seriously.  As I recently wrote in my article, Prime Time for Privacy, at Bloomberg Law: The GDPR has taken privacy to the next level. Before the GDPR, nothing […]

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