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DPO

An acronym for Data Protection Officer. This is an individual within an organization who is tasked with advising the organization on GPDR compliance and communicating with their Data Protection Authority. Organizations that process personal data as part of their business model are required to appoint a DPO.

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Consent

In the context of privacy, consent is the ability of a data subject to decline or consent to the collection and processing of their personal data. Consent can be explicit, such as opting-in via a form, or implied, such as agreeing to an End-User License Agreement, or not opting out. Under many data protection laws, consent must always be explicit.

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HIPAA

An acronym for the Health Insurance Portability and Accountability Act. This is an American law that sets national standards and regulations for the transfer of electronic healthcare records. Under HIPAA, patients must opt in before their healthcare information can be shared with other organizations.

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