Posts Tagged ‘enryption’

New MO Breach Notice Law: Encryption Safe Harbor? Yes. Encryption Def Good? No!

Wednesday, July 22nd, 2009

On July 9, 2009 the Missouri governor signed House Bill No. 62 into law, and it included section 407.1500, which is the requirement for giving privacy breach notice.
Since I’m focusing this week on encryption laws, I want to take a moment and point out the horrible way in which encryption is defined within this new Missouri law..


Has Massachusetts Encryption Law Stopped It’s Evolution?

Monday, July 20th, 2009

This week I want to take a look at encryption laws. Only a few short years ago no law or regulation really had explicit encryption requirements. HIPAA, passed in 1996 with effective compliance deadline requirements in 2003 (Privacy Rule) and 2005 (Security Rule) included withint the Security Rule that encryption was “addressable” based upon the results of risk assessment.
However, encryption became a more hotly debated topic with the more recent Massachusetts and Nevada laws that explicitly require organizations to encrypt personally identifiable information (PII). Now the question of whether or not the Massachusetts law will indeed be enforced upon the current compliance date of January 1, 2010 is once more in the news…