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Data Protection

The Importance of the Cloud and Data Security in Healthcare

Many healthcare organizations are embracing cloud computing to improve data efficiency and reduce administrative costs. The cloud lets healthcare professionals access patient information from any Wi-Fi-enabled device at any location. This ease of access makes it easier for health practitioners, medical facilities, and insurance companies to quickly share patient data. Emergency responders can provide patient care faster by accessing critical health information offsite. Physicians can review new patients’ entire medical histories online without waiting for physical records to be transferred. Patients can have direct access to their health records online. The sharing of information through the cloud reduces administrative costs …

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Comment préparer nos entreprises au choc du Règlement européen ?

Le règlement européen, appelé à remplacer notre loi Informatique et Libertés, devrait être adopté en 2015 et appliqué dès 2017. Il renforce considérablement le niveau de protection des données personnelles et augmente le niveau de risques pour les entreprises. Quelle est la meilleure stratégie à adopter ? Attendre que connaître le texte définitif, au risque de se retrouver le dos au mur, ou s’y préparer d’ores et déjà ? En France, le règlement européen va remplacer la loi Informatique et Libertés et introduire de nombreuses nouveautés : sanctions financières en forte augmentation, obligation de notifier les violations aux traitements de …

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Progress on EU data protection reform now irreversible following European Parliament vote

The European Parliament cemented recently the strong support previously given at committee level to the European Commission’s data protection reform by voting in plenary with 621 votes in favour, 10 against and 22 abstentions for the Regulation and 371 votes in favour, 276 against and 30 abstentions for the Directive). What will the data protection reform do for economic growth? One continent, one law: The Regulation will establish a single, pan-European law for data protection, replacing the current inconsistent patchwork of national laws. Companies will deal with one law, not 28. The benefits are estimated at €2.3 billion per year. …

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