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Health Breach Notification Rule

A Federal Trade Commission rule requiring vendors of personal health records to notify consumers following a breach involving unsecured information. And if a service provider to such a vendor is breached, they must notify the vendor. The rule also stipulates an exact timeline and method by which these public notifications must be made.

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CPO

An acronym for Chief Privacy Officer. This is an executive within an organization responsible for managing compliance with privacy laws and policies.

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Data Residency

A concept that refers to the physical or geographic location of an organization's data. Privacy and security professionals focus on the data laws or regulatory requirements imposed on data based on the data laws that govern a country or region in which it resides. When a businesses uses cloud services (IaaS, PaaS, or SaaS), they may not be aware of their data's physical location. This can create data residency concerns when, for example, data for a citizen of the European Union is stored in a US-based cloud datacenter.

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