HIPAA Release Form

HIPAA Release Form

Key Points The HIPAA Privacy Rule protects patient data while still enabling sharing between authorized entities for treatment, operations, or payment purposes. For reasons other than these, covered entities and their business associates must seek authorization from the patient via a signed HIPAA release form. The HIPAA release form should be written in plain language…

What is HIPAA Compliance?

What is HIPAA Compliance?

Key Points Introduction The Health Insurance Portability and Accountability Act (HIPAA) of 1996 is a set of regulatory standards that intend to protect private and sensitive patient data from hospitals, insurance companies, and healthcare providers. HIPAA compliance is regulated by the Department of Health and Human Services (HHS) and the provisions of the Act are…

GDPR Data Processor vs Data Controller (Main Differences)

GDPR Data Processor vs Data Controller (Main Differences)

Key Points  GDPR data processors and data controllers have distinct roles under the GDPR and varying degrees of responsibility. However, both parties work jointly to maintain transparency, accountability, and data protection. A GDPR data controller is a person or body which, alone or jointly with others, determines the purpose of and the means by which…

GDPR Privacy Policy

GDPR Privacy Policy

Key Points The GDPR requires any cloud-hosted company processing EU citizens’ data to inform its customers about its data processing principles and processes via a privacy policy. The GDPR privacy policy should be detailed, comprehensive, and include GDPR-specific clauses like data subject rights and contact information for your DPO and/or EU/UK representative. Introduction GDPR requires…

GDPR Cookie Consent – What it is & How Does it Work?

GDPR Cookie Consent – What it is & How Does it Work?

Key Points GDPR cookie consent involves obtaining users’ consent to activate cookies to collect specific data on a website. Consent may be given for all cookies, for specific cookies, or for no cookies at all. Cookies are considered “online identifiers,” part of personal data.  Cookie compliance involves GDPR cookie policy, GDPR cookie consent banners, and…

BuyerAssist gets to SOC 2 in just 6 sessions!
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BuyerAssist gets to SOC 2 in just 6 sessions!

Milestone alert: BuyerAssist is now SOC-2 certified! ✅ 🚀 We are thrilled to announce that one of our prestigious customers, BuyerAssist, has cleared the audit and is now SOC-2 certified in just 6 sessions with the help of Sprinto.  Wait, what? Yes, BuyerAssist’s strong team + Sprinto’s powerful automation tool made it possible.  What’s SOC 2? …

What is a SOC 2 Compliance Report? (Requirements and Security Information)
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What is a SOC 2 Compliance Report? (Requirements and Security Information)

Is SOC 2 your priority for 2022? You’ve made a good choice – and you’re in the right place. Data security is going to be very high (if not top) of the priority lists for many organizations throughout 2022.  We’ve seen it all before when it comes to SOC 2, so we’re well-placed to offer…

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