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What is considered personal Identifiable Information under privacy laws?

Under privacy laws, personal Identifiable Information (PII) refers to information capable of being solely used, or combined with others, to identify, locate, or contact an individual. The United States’ National Institute of Standards and Technology (NIST)’s Guide to Protecting the Confidentiality of Personally Identifiable Information defines PII as “information such…

Are disclosures mandatory for social media influencers?

Did you know that Cristiano Ronaldo earns more in revenue from his Instagram account than his football career? Yes, his account is one of the most followed on the planet, making him an outstanding social media influencer that every brand wants to partner with. But did you also know that…

Is Data Encryption More Secure or Less Secure?

In today’s world, almost nothing is secured. Everything you can think of, such as our lives, properties, and belongings, all need one form of security or the other. Even our digital properties/data – that are free from physical dangers – are not safe. This is where data encryption comes in….

Are Data Protection Officers Personally Liable for Data Breaches?

Under the European Union’s General Data Protection Regulation (GDPR), corporations are obligated to appoint DPOs – Data Protection Officers. These officers are, amongst other things, obligated to counsel their organization about GDPR regulatory best practices, and monitor internal compliance with GDPR rules. Importantly, they also function as contact points between…

How Patients’ Health Data are Protected (Part 2)

In the first part of this blog, we beamed our searchlight on the need for patient health data protection. We mentioned the proliferation of data encryption as a foremost measure for protecting sensitive health data. In this blog, we shall be examining other PHI protection measures, to wit: Data Protection…

How Patients’ Health Data Are Protected (Part 1)

No doubt, technology has proven to be a viable tool for radicalizing the way we hitherto did things. Sector-wide, IT solutions abound for the optimization of processes and methodologies. The health sector is not left out in this trend. But with IT adoption in the health sector comes security issues…