Faxing: The HIPAA Risk That Hides in Plain Sight

Adams, Steve
November 2006
Security: Solutions for Enterprise Security Leaders;Nov2006, Vol. 43 Issue 11, p42
Trade Publication
The article focuses on the information sent via fax when the security of information required by the Health Insurance Portability and Accountability Act of 1996 (HIPAA) in the U.S. Most of the work that has been done to meet HIPAA requirements has focused on improving internal security protocols and encryption or other protection of electronic mail. However, the primary security risk in faxing is that it creates a public view of private documents.


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