Data Privacy Compliance Audits Target Small Businesses

April 13, 2017 / in Blog, Encryption/Security / by Zafar Khan, RPost CEO

As consumer awareness of data privacy issues increases, companies that don’t take their clients’ data privacy seriously are getting hit harder and harder. In healthcare, a Florida healthcare provider paid a $5.5 million fine (a HIPAA record) earlier this year for allowing more than 115,000 patient records to be improperly accessed and disclosed. Last year, Ashley Madison paid almost $1.6 million to settle charges related to Federal Trade Commission (FTC) enforcement of data privacy laws, aft [...]

HIPAA Violations Hit Small Businesses

August 13, 2012 / in Blog, Encryption/Security / by Zafar Khan, RPost CEO

Small business are not ‘under the radar’ of government enforcement for HIPAA privacy and security rules. Not only is the government issuing meaningful fines to small businesses for non-compliance with these data privacy rules, they are explicitly stating that regardless of the size of the firm, whether a small physician’s office or insurance broker, they will hold everyone accountable. In May 2012, American Medical Association news staff reported that a small cardiac surg [...]