HIPAA TIP: Data Privacy Week

Data Privacy Week runs January 21 through January 27, 2024. This initiative aims to raise awareness and promote online privacy among individuals and organizations. As companies continue to struggle with breaches and cyberattacks Data Privacy Week is an excellent opportunity to join forces against threat actors.

Protecting data privacy is the foundation of the HIPAA Rules, both Privacy and Security Rules. The goal is to assure that individuals’ health information is properly protected, while still enabling health information to be shared in the interest of providing high-quality healthcare.

Data Privacy Week educates users about online privacy, how to identify whether their personal information is being used, and what measures should be taken to prevent data breaches. National Cybersecurity Alliance offers resources and guides to how to take control of your data, and advocates for the safe use of all technology, educating on how best to protect yourself, family and your organization from cybercrime. Get involved and Become a Champion with National Cybersecurity Alliance. Champions represent those dedicated to empowering individuals and encouraging businesses to respect privacy.

HIPAA compliance isn’t a one-time checklist. It’s ongoing, programmatic in nature, and requires demonstrated reasonable diligence to stay in good standing with the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services (HHS) Office for Civil Rights (OCR). Anatomy IT can provide you peace of mind with our expert HIPAA compliance services. To learn more, contact us here.