Encryption by Default and Circles of Trust: Strategies to Secure Personal Information in High-Availability Environments – Information and Privacy Commissioner, Ontario Canada – 14 December 2012

Posted on January 2, 2013. Filed under: Health Informatics | Tags: , |

Encryption by Default and Circles of Trust: Strategies to Secure Personal Information in High-Availability Environments – Information and Privacy Commissioner, Ontario Canada – 14 December 2012

“As portable storage devices become increasingly prevalent in the health care sector, concerns also arise regarding the privacy and security of personal health information (PHI). Medical professionals in high-availability data environments, from family doctors to large hospitals, need to ensure data security and protect information through encryption as the default, as the potential for privacy breaches that can be costly and cause lasting damage to their reputation. Taking these steps provides a positive-sum, Privacy by Design approach which benefits both patients and caregivers.”

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