In response to entities asking for additional guidance on creating clear, accessible notice of the privacy practices of health plans and health care providers that patients or plan members can understand, the Office for Civil Rights and Office of the National Coordinator for Health Information Technology have provided separate models for health plans and health care providers.
This code of practice from the UK Information Commissioner’s Office explains the rights of individuals to access their personal data and clarifies what data controllers must do in this regard to comply with their duties as set out in the Data Protection Act 1998.
The American Health Information Management Association offers a sample job description for a privacy officer, including general purpose, responsibilities and qualifications of the position.
This guide from the UK Information Commissioner’s Office offers data protection basics, information on the role of the ICO and key definitions in the Data Protection Act.
This guidance from the U.S. Consumer Financial Protection Bureau offers descriptions of activities that may warrant favorable consierdation from the bureau and aims to encourage activity that has concrete and substantial benefits for consumers and contributes to the success of the Bureau’s mission.
This guidance from the BC Information Commissioner’s Office provides preliminary steps to responding to an information incident, including those involving personal information, and are intended to guide workers who encounter information incidents.
Nymity’s Data Privacy Accountability Scorecard is an evidence based, scalable framework for privacy offices to demonstrate accountability by monitoring, measuring and reporting ongoing privacy management activities in order to further realize benefits from their current investments in privacy management and from their future investments in privacy management.
This video from Intel aims to encourage employees to put greater importance on data privacy considerations using statistics on consumer trust and outlining how technology is driving the emphasis on protecting privacy protections.
This code of practice from the UK Information Commissioner’s Office is designed to help businesses collect and use information appropriately by drafting clear and genuinely informative privacy notices.
California Attorney General Kamala D. Harris released these guidelines on preventing and remedying medical identity theft, including best practice recommendations for the healthcare industry. The guidelines are part of a report, Medical Identity Theft: Recommendations for the Age of Electronic Medical Records, which frames the escalated migration to electronic medical records as an opportunity for the healthcare industry to address this problem.
This paper from the CIO Council addresses various ways the Federal Government can use social media for information sharing, situational awareness, and to support agency operations, and the key considerations for each. The paper also explains privacy best practices for establishing a social media program, from pulling together an intra-agency team of experts to establishing internal social media polices and ensuring transparency of social media uses through published privacy notices and documentation.
The American Medical Association published this toolkit aiming to help physicians review and update their HIPAA policies and procedures. This web page includes a toolkit including a breakdown of the revised rule,FAQs, a sample notice of privacy practices and a sample business associate agreement.
The Office for Civil Rights and Office of the National Coordinator for Health Information Technology collaborated to develop model Notices of Privacy Practices for healthcare providers and health plans, aiming to offer additional guidance on how to create a clear, accessible notice that their patients or plan members can understand.
This booklet brings together the key components of the OECD privacy framework, along with the supplementary documentation to provide context and explanation. The cornerstone of that framework is the revised Privacy Guidelines, which form Chapter 1.
These new guidelines constitute the first update of the original 1980 version that served as the first internationally agreed upon set of privacy principles and focus on the practical implementation of privacy protection through an approach grounded in risk management and the need for greater efforts to address the global dimension of privacy through improved interoperability.
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