Biomedical Publishing on the Internet

Copyright 2002 

Thomas E. Colonna Ph.D./JD

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Module 5

Biomedical Information Privacy

      

Privacy of biomedical information has always been a top priority.  However, with electronic databases connected to the Internet privacy has never been more vulnerable to unauthorized dissemination.  

Key topics include:

Privacy Policies:

Introduction to Privacy Policies URL: http://csrc.nist.gov/policies/privacypol.pdf

 

The Privacy Page URL: http://www.privacy.org/

 

Health Privacy Project URL: http://www.healthprivacy.org/

 

FTC Guide to Protecting Privacy 

URL: http://www.ftc.gov/bcp/conline/pubs/alerts/privtipsalrt.pdf

 

FTC Guide to Compliance with Children's Online Privacy Protection Act  

URL: http://www.ftc.gov/bcp/conline/pubs/buspubs/coppa.pdf

 

Frequently Asked Questions about the Children's
Online Privacy Protection Rule
URL: http://www.ftc.gov/privacy/coppafaqs.htm

 

FTC Report to Congress - Privacy Online 

URL: http://www.ftc.gov/reports/privacy3/priv-23a.pdf

 

FTC Identity Theft Website URL: http://www.consumer.gov/idtheft/

 

Genetic Privacy Q&A URL: http://www.eeoc.gov/federal/genetic/qanda.html

 

State Genetic Privacy Laws URL: http://www.ncsl.org/programs/health/genetics/prt.htm


Health Insurance Portability and Accountability Act:

HHS HIPAA Homepage URL: http://www.hhs.gov/ocr/hipaa/

 

Final HIPAA Privacy Rule URL: http://www.hhs.gov/ocr/hipaa/privrulepd.pdf

 

HIPAA Q&A URL: http://aspe.os.dhhs.gov/admnsimp/qdate01.htm

 

VA toughens security after PC disposal blunders 

URL: http://www.fcw.com/fcw/articles/2002/0826/news-va-08-26-02.asp

Electronic Security:

Guideline on Email Security

URL: http://csrc.nist.gov/publications/drafts/PP-ElectronicMailSecurity-RFC.pdf

 

Guideline on Securing Public Web Servers

URL: http://csrc.nist.gov/publications/drafts/PP-SecuringWebServers-RFC.pdf

 

Guideline on Firewalls URL: http://csrc.nist.gov/publications/nistbul/01-02.pdf

 

Biometrics Guideline URL: http://csrc.nist.gov/publications/nistbul/05-01.pdf

 

Introduction to Digital Signatures

URL: http://csrc.nist.gov/publications/nistpubs/800-25/sp800-25.pdf

 

Guide to 21 CFR Part 11 Electronic Records

URL: http://www.fda.gov/ora/compliance_ref/part11/Default.htm