Regulatory Compliance Topics

What should Small Businesses in New Jersey know about Computer Recycling

“E-cycling” or “E-waste” is an initiative by United States Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) which refers to donations, reuse, shredding and common assortment of previously used business and household electronics. Generically, this terminology refers to the methods  of gathering, brokering, disassembling, repairing and recycling the parts or metals contained in used or discarded systems, otherwise referred …

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HIPAA Security and Privacy Training

HIPAA Final Rule The HIPAA Final Rule, released January 17, 2013, taking effect March 26, 2013, must be implemented by Covered Entities and Business Associates by September 23, 2013, which has already passed. One requirement is to train all workforce members. Even those familiar with HIPAA policies will need retraining, according to HHS Office of …

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HIPAA Compliance: Am I A Business Associate (BA)?

HIPAA or the Health Insurance Portability and Accountability Act is a set of rules and regulations that has historically applied to Covered Entities (CEs) such as health care providers that engage in standard electronic transactions, health plans, and health care clearinghouses to help protect patient’s medical information typically known as Protected Health Information (PHI). As …

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How a simple fax can cost you a HIPAA Violation – and 3 easy steps to protect yourself.

As you should know, HIPAA security and privacy practices must be followed without exception. In a recent article posted in Reneal & Urology News a fax containing medical information was sent to the patients employer instead of his doctor. The patient had HIV and now his employer knew. The patient was very upset and notified …

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How Email Archival Saved the Day – and Legal Requirements for Email Archiving

Recently, one of powersolution.com’s clients, we’ll call them “Acme Co.”, called in with a request. They needed all emails sent from two users to a specific client. The two employee’s, who had already been terminated, cost Acme Co. a very large contract. Acme Co. wanted to pursue legal action against these employees. The client first …

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Data Privacy Day

According to Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia Data Privacy Day is an international holiday celebrated in USA, Canada and 27 more countries in Europe. It occurs every January 28 to raise awareness and promote data privacy education. On January 26, 2009, the United States House of Representatives passed House Resolution HR 31 by an impressive, unanimous …

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Could you be breaking the Law? Yes – if you are not archiving your business emails.

It is 2011, and most of our business communications and negotiations are now performed via email. Your vendor’s purchase orders, invoices, agreements, employee communications are mostly handled via email. International clients and vendors prefer online communication to phone and traditional mail. Are you a victim of a Recycle Bin Syndrome? We’ve all been there. The …

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