All posts by Brendan Seaton

Associate Editor, HIM&CC, President of ITAC Health and Chief Creative Officer for Privacy Horizon Inc.

Privacy in Cyberspace: the NIST Privacy Framework

When the National Institute of Standards and Technology (NIST) published its Cyber Security Framework in 2014, it consolidated and summarized international best practices for managing security on the Internet. The Cybersecurity Framework focused on the management of risk associated with critical infrastructure. In January of 2020, NIST published a companion standard, the NIST Privacy Framework: … Continue reading Privacy in Cyberspace: the NIST Privacy Framework

Artificial Intelligence, Health Care and Privacy

Artificial intelligence (AI) is fast becoming a critical component in any innovative solution. I have noticed this in my work with start-up and scale-up companies. AI is no longer the stuff of science fiction. AI will soon be mainstream, and I predict that it will be a dominant feature of all health information systems within … Continue reading Artificial Intelligence, Health Care and Privacy

Privacy versus Data Protection: A Subtle Distinction

One of the subtle changes driven by the European Union’s General Data Protection Regulation (GDPR) is the gradual replacement of the term “privacy” with the term “data protection”. While this might not seem a big deal, language is everything. The terms we use often define the actions we take. In strict terms, privacy is about … Continue reading Privacy versus Data Protection: A Subtle Distinction

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