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Linford & Co., LLP, founded in 2008, is comprised of professional and certified auditors with specialized expertise in SOC 1, SOC 2, HIPAA, HITRUST, FedRAMP and royalty/licensing audits. Our auditors hold CPA, CISA, CISSP, GSEC licenses and certifications. Learn more about our company and our leadership team.

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Preparing for the EU General Data Protection Regulation

The EU General Data Protection Regulation, or “GDPR” as its called, is expected to become law in late 2015 or early 2016. It is meant to modernize the personal data protection rules across the EU’s 28 member countries. Reportedly, it will address current topics like social networking, cloud services, globalization, and much more.

Does HIPAA Prohibit the Sending of ePHI via Email?

The short answer is “No,” but as one of the many areas in HIPAA that are not crystal clear, “it depends” and judgment is involved. I’ll draw from an HHS Office of Civil Rights publication in providing the long answer. The Privacy Rule allows covered entities to communicate electronic protected health information or “ePHI” electronically, […]

The IT Risk Assessment and HIPAA Compliance

The HIPAA Security Rule places so much emphasis on the importance of “Risk Analysis,” that it was positioned front-and-center as the first requirement in the first section of HIPAA – the Administrative Safeguards.  Yet, as we do HIPAA compliance gap assessments for organizations, it is rare to find that a formal IT Risk Assessment has […]