European Data Protection Digest

New Guidelines Published by Watchdog

HEALTHCARE PRIVACY—IRELAND

December 3, 2010

The state health safety watchdog HIQA has published new guidelines for the healthcare industry on how best to protect the personal information of patients. Irishhealth.com reports that the guidelines show how privacy impact assessments (PIA) can be used to help service providers ensure they are protecting privacy rights and strengthen their own governance of health information. The guidelines include insight on carrying out a PIA and factors to be considered at each stage of the process, according to the report.
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