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Guide for HIPAA compliant email for therapists

April 9th, 2021 in Articles & News

As with all healthcare professionals in the United States, therapists need to be HIPAA compliant. They must follow the complex set of interlocking rules that make up the Health Insurance Portability and Accountability Act (HIPAA). The purpose of these rules is to secure patients’ Protected Health Information (PHI), as defined in the HIPAA Security Rule, …

Complete guide to selecting a HIPAA compliant email service

March 24th, 2021 in Privacy

This article is part of a series discussing various aspects of HIPAA compliance. ProtonMail is the world’s largest secure email provider, used by millions to protect their messages. We provide HIPAA compliant email to thousands of organizations, and we created this guide to explain how to select the best HIPAA compliant email provider for your …

What is HIPAA compliance? A healthcare privacy guide for organizations

February 18th, 2021 in Privacy

The Health Insurance Portability and Accountability Act (HIPAA) defines how healthcare services and their business associates in the United States handle sensitive data about their clients.  Regulated by the Department of Health and Human Services (HSS), it is a collection of closely aligned regulations aimed at ensuring the privacy and confidentiality of personal medical data. …

What is a HIPAA violation?

January 25th, 2021 in Articles & News

As a secure email service that provides end-to-end encrypted communications technology, we receive many inquiries from organizations that are required to comply with the United States’ Health Insurance Portability and Accountability Act (HIPAA). To help answer some of the key issues related to HIPAA compliance, we’ve launched a new series dealing with various aspects of …

HIPAA compliance checklist guide for 2021

January 20th, 2021 in Privacy

As discussed in our article on HIPAA Compliance, the Health Insurance Portability and Accountability Act (HIPAA) is a collection of closely aligned regulations that protect the medical data of patients in the United States. In that article, we also discuss who must be HIPAA compliant — covered entities and business associates — which basically means …

The benefits of using encrypted email for HIPAA compliance

September 27th, 2018 in Security

Organizations operating in the healthcare industry are continuously under pressure to use resources as efficiently as possible. They must provide innovation in patient care products and services while complying with increasingly stringent privacy and security regulations, such as the Health Insurance Portability and Accountability Act (HIPAA). Email is an old technology that has become vastly …

Why open-source encryption is better for your privacy

August 20th, 2021 in Encryption

From the creation of the Android mobile operating system to powering the first interplanetary helicopter, open-source projects have been critical to the development of new technologies. In a recent survey of enterprise developers, 85% already use open-source code in their organizations, and over 90% will continue adopting open-source projects and technologies.  As open-source projects continue …

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Why you should care about Zoom’s $85m privacy lawsuit

August 12th, 2021 in Articles & News

Zoom has agreed to pay an $85 million settlement after falsely claiming calls were protected with end-to-end encryption and for handing over people’s data to Facebook and Google without their consent. This is the latest development in a list of privacy and security issues faced by the video platform that we first wrote about back …

What is the best encryption for emails?

July 2nd, 2021 in Encryption

Email is a great way to stay connected with the people and organizations you care about, but it is also a technology prone to data breaches and cyberattacks. In 2017, the email provider Yahoo revealed that over three billion user accounts were compromised in major breaches between 2013 and 2016.  As unencrypted emails pose a …

Choosing the perfect email provider for your business

May 6th, 2021 in Articles & News

Modern business email tools are often built to get you in and out of your inbox as fast as possible, keeping you informed and organized. Often, however, this efficiency comes at the cost of privacy and security. You also need an email provider that helps keep your sensitive data secure, not one that is a …

ProtonMail’s Import-Export application has exited beta and is available to all paid users

September 10th, 2020 in Releases

All users who have a paid plan can use the Import-Export app to easily transfer emails between accounts or download your messages to your device.  This app lets you import your entire inbox from another email service provider, such as Gmail, Yahoo, or Outlook, to your secure ProtonMail account. You can also export your emails …

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How to secure data on your external hard drives and USB peripherals

September 8th, 2020 in Security

USB peripherals (commonly known as “flash drives”), memory cards, and external hard drives all make backing up and sharing your data simple. And they are becoming more critical as modern-day schooling, work, and life are increasingly awash in data. But what happens if you lose or misplace one of these devices? In many cases, the …

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