Posts Tagged ‘USA PATRIOT Act’

What You Need to Know for Retention Compliance

Wednesday, November 20th, 2013

One of the things I love about helping all my Compliance Helper (CH) clients with their information security and privacy compliance activities is that they often ask questions that most other small and mid-size organizations also have. So, I then have a great opportunity to share advice!¬† One of my recent conversations dealt with the challenges my mid-size client was having in trying to appropriately customize the data and records retention policy and procedure I provide through the CH service to fit his organization’s unique type of business associate service, while also meet compliance with the HIPAA¬†retention requirements. The paraphrased questions below started our conversation after I advised that there are many types of documents that must be retained for at least 6 years to meet compliance: (more…)

Judge Rules USA PATRIOT Act Breaks Separation of Powers Requirements

Thursday, September 6th, 2007

There was some very interesting news in the Kansas City Star today; “Judge strikes down part of Patriot Act

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Judge Rules USA PATRIOT Act Breaks Separation of Powers Requirements

Thursday, September 6th, 2007

There was some very interesting news in the Kansas City Star today; “Judge strikes down part of Patriot Act

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Government Compliance: FBI Director Says USA PATRIOT Act Doesn’t Need Changes; That FBI Is To Blame for Associated Problems

Tuesday, March 27th, 2007

Today U.S. FBI Director Robert Mueller appeared before the Senate Judiciary Committee and testified that there are no problems with the USA PATRIOT Act, but that the FBI did not implement the Act appropriately.

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USA PATRIOT Act: FBI Is Underreporting Their Use Of This Law To Order Businesses to Monitor Email, Phone Calls and Financial Information

Friday, March 9th, 2007

CNN reported today that a U.S. Department of Justice (DoJ) audit finds the FBI is has not kept good track of how many times they have ordered businesses monitoring of emails, telephone records and financial information. The report has not yet been posted to the DoJ site but is supposed to be released sometime today.
According to the CNN report:

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