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How Major Privacy Laws Deal with Health Data

There have been 2100+ healthcare data breaches in the US alone in the last few decades. To better protect an individual’s health data and their right to privacy, governments globally have established privacy laws. This whitepaper lists

  • Major privacy laws that talk include provisions for health data.
  • Data subject rights and consent requirements associated with health data.
  • Restrictions associated with health data, including cross-border movement.


Cyber breaches in the healthcare industry have cost 6 trillion dollars to healthcare institutions and companies worldwide. Healthcare data signify some of the most crucial data on individuals that could potentially help anyone identify the individual as well as cause them significant harm. Therefore, there are major privacy laws that have outlined provisions for health data, and its protection.

Securiti has put together this detailed whitepaper that lists major privacy laws that deal with health data. Highlights include consent requirements, cross-border movement, data subject rights, data breach notification requirements, and security requirements, to name a few. Any organization or institution that collects, stores, processes, or shares health data must have a complete understanding of the privacy laws concerning this sensitive data for effective compliance and data protection.

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