UK Data Retention Periods

UK Data Retention Periods

Trying to understand and decide upon how long you should keep electronic records is a complex challenge for organisations. Especially those organisations with a global presence. Different business sectors all have their individual requirements, as do countries around the world. So, if you are doing business electronically and across international borders, you will need to […]

EU Data Protection Regulation

EU Data Protection Regulation

David Smith is the UK’s Deputy Information Commissioner As well as providing Data Protection leadership across the ICO, he has direct responsibility for oversight of its Strategic Liaison Division which develops and manages the ICO’s relations with its key stakeholders. You may have seen my recent blog offering an update on progress on EU data protection regulation […]

What is HIPAA Compliance?

What is HIPAA Compliance?

HIPAA, the US Health Insurance Portability and Accountability Act 1996, establishes the standard for protecting sensitive patient data. Any organisation that deals with protected health information (PHI) must ensure that all the required physical, network, and process security measures are in place and followed. This includes covered entities, anyone who provides treatment, payment and operations […]