The Canadian Privacy Law Blog: Developments in privacy law and writings of a Canadian privacy lawyer, containing information related to the Personal Information Protection and Electronic Documents Act (aka PIPEDA) and other Canadian and international laws.
The author of this blog, David T.S. Fraser, is a Canadian privacy lawyer who practices with the firm of McInnes Cooper. He is the author of the Physicians' Privacy Manual. He has a national and international practice advising corporations and individuals on matters related to Canadian privacy laws.
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Wednesday, April 20, 2005
The Security Rule under the Health Insurance Portability and Accountability Act goes into effect today in the United States:
Jacksonville.com: Metro: Patient privacy law on data takes effect 04/20/05:
"...Today's deadline applies to the law's Security Rule, which requires that doctors' offices, hospitals and health insurance companies establish rigid programs to ensure the privacy of personal health information of their patients and clients. The rule specifies three types of safeguards that must be put in place -- administrative, physical and technical -- as well as a risk analysis which each entity must perform to guarantee the system works...."
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