GDPR – the “Undo” Button for Personal Data?

The European Union’s General Data Protection Regulation (GDPR) goes into effect May 25th, about two weeks from now.  In the news it is often being called "overreaching" and "impractical," but its objective is to place control of personal data back in the hands of the EU citizens.  Maybe I’m “old school” (aka dinosaur), but I believe in privacy and the ability to protect my data.  Why? Look at these recent events. Let’s start with the Facebook breach of 85 million users.  Most people joine ...

The Equifax Data Breach – What You should do to Protect Yourself!

Stealing headlines from Hurricane Irma was the revelation that Equifax experienced a major data breach during the summer.  Equifax is one of the “big three” credit monitoring services and therefore the data they collect on each of us is broad and deep.  They estimate that data for 143 million people -  nearly half the population of the United States – has been stolen! What does this breach mean for you?  Your financial history and ability to buy a home, new car, or even get healthcare could ...

Protect Yourself!

Protect Yourself! If you’ve read our blog articles before, you’ve seen our tag line; Protect your Patients. Protect your Practice. Protect Yourself.  Most of our articles focus on protecting your practice and patients.  Very few have been focused on you, the individual and your protection.  Now each newsletter will include advice on how you can better protect yourself and your confidential data. Hopefully we can help your family and friends as well. So, let’s start at square one; your home co ...