Data Security

A glance at the list of data breaches maintained by the Privacy Rights Clearinghouse includes a variety of security breaches at health-related facilities where personal information such as medical records or prescription drug information was compromised. With this in mind, it’s interesting to read that Google has begun offering online personal health records to the public. According to the May 20 online article by Steve Lohr at the New York Times, Google joins a growing list of companies offering personal health records on the Web. Apparently participants in a pilot project were not put off by any concerns about security. Yet from a business standpoint, companies face growing liability when a breach in data security occurs. Luckily, insurance can help corporations prepare and recover in such an event. Check out further I.I.I. info on this topic.  

 

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