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ClearDATA Co-Founder and Chief Privacy Officer Chris Bowen to Speak at 21st Annual WEDI National Conference

ClearDATA Co-Founder and Chief Privacy Officer Chris Bowen to Speak at 21st Annual WEDI National Conference

Phoenix, Arizona (PRWEB) April 30, 2012

ClearDATA Networks, Inc., the leading healthcare cloud computing platform and service provider, today announced that its co-founder and Chief Privacy Officer Chris Bowen will be a featured speaker on the topic of “PHI and Cloud Computing” at the 21st Annual WEDI National Conference being held May 1-3, 2012 in Tampa, Florida. Healthcare leaders from across the nation attend the WEDI (Workgroup for Electronic Data Interchange) Conference to learn about and address issues of primary concern to the healthcare industry.

“Securing data and patient information is a top priority in our industry and many are concerned of potential security risks associated with moving PHI to the cloud,” said Chris Bowen, Chief Privacy Officer for ClearDATA Networks, Inc. “While safeguarding PHI in the cloud does introduce new security issues, it can also reduce or eliminate many security threats. Done properly, PHI in the cloud can effectively be more secure, and definitely more cost effective, than storing PHI onsite for a healthcare provider.”

WEDI Conference Session Title: PHI and Cloud Computing

Wednesday, May 2, 2012 from 3:25 PM – 4:55 PM

Grand Hyatt Hotel Tampa Bay, White Ibis Room

Abstract: Cloud Computing has become a popular choice to move/store data while leveraging speed and cost effectiveness. However, covered entities, business associates and all others responsible to keep sensitive date (including PHI) protected and secure have a lot to consider when moving into the cloud environment. Vendors are offering cloud technology; the federal government is mandating its business to move towards the cloud and NIST has been releasing Special Publications regarding cloud computing and security.


Lesley Berkeyheiser, The Clayton Group, Moderator

Lola Jordan, Companion Data Services

Chris Bowen, ClearDATA.net

Chris Bowen Bio

Mr. Bowen is a managed services and experienced operations and compliance executive providing privacy and security guidance to large IDNs, software companies, and healthcare executives. He is one of only 2,593 Certified Information Privacy Professionals in the United States (CIPP/US) by the International Association of Privacy Professionals, and one of only 621 worldwide with the CIPP/IT certification. He previously founded DirectClarity, a healthcare application services and cloud information security company, that was acquired by ClearDATA, which still provides application and consulting services to large hospitals and foundations throughout the US under his direction. As a co-founder of ClearDATA Networks, Mr. Bowen shared the vision of providing secure, HIPAA compliant cloud hosting services to the healthcare industry and merged his company with ClearDATA.

Formerly Chris was actively involved in public policy and politics at the national and state levels. After successfully running his first congressional campaign at age 24, he authored and shepherded passage of Arizona’s Anatomical Gift Act of 1996, and later completed his MBA while serving as a top advisor to the Arizona Speaker of the House. While employed by the House he was appointed by the Speaker to represent him on the Arizona Internet Privacy Committee, and sub committee on voter privacy.

About the Workgroup for Electronic Data Interchange (WEDI)

To provide multi-stakeholder leadership and guidance to the healthcare industry on how to use and leverage the industry’s collective technology, knowledge, expertise and information resources to improve the administrative efficiency, quality and cost effectiveness of healthcare information. For more information, visit: http://www.wedi.org/index.shtml.

About ClearDATA Networks

ClearDATA is the market leader for cloud computing and information security services for healthcare providers, software vendors and VARs. ClearDATA’s services enable providers to fully automate and securely manage healthcare medical records, applications, IT infrastructure and digital storage. The company provides HITECH HIPAA-compliant cloud and hosting infrastructure and managed services, offsite backup and disaster recovery, medical image archiving, information security and world-class support. The company offers HIPAA Security Risk and Remediation services through its U.S. Healthcare Compliance division to the healthcare industry in order to ensure that they meet the rigorous standards of security required for protected health information to demonstrate Meaningful Use. For more information, call 602-635-4000, email: sales(at)cleardata(dot)net or visit: http://www.cleardata.net.

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ClearDATA Networks, Inc

David Bean

EVP Sales and Marketing

Ph: (602) 635-4006

Email: david.bean(at)cleardata(dot)net


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Q&A: Would you sacrifice your privacy for the sake of national security?

Question by Adam C: Would you sacrifice your privacy for the sake of national security?
Do you think that things like unauthorized wiretaps are a necessary evil for national security, or is this going too far? Your opinions?

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During a time of war sometimes measures need to be taken. This can be turned back when there is peace. But when you move towards socialism you give up all your rights and privacy, and there is no way back from that.

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Robert J. Scott Addresses Cloud Computing Privacy and Security Risks at SecureWorld Dallas 2011

Robert J. Scott Addresses Cloud Computing Privacy and Security Risks at SecureWorld Dallas 2011

Scott & Scott, LLP

Southlake, Texas (PRWEB) November 01, 2011

Cloud computing is exploding. Forrester Research estimates the cloud market will reach $ 241 billion by 2020. There is growing concern over how to meet regulatory privacy and security requirements.

Robert J. Scott, Managing Partner, Scott & Scott, LLP, a Texas-based law firm with a privacy and security practice area, will present ideas on how to mitigate or eliminate the privacy and security risks in cloud computing. “ I will address the legal challenges of the cloud and highlight the critical contract issues that should be covered in cloud computing agreements”.

Cloud computing engagements entail risks not present in more traditional technology transactions. At the top of the list of unique cloud risks are the legislative topics-du-jour: privacy and security regulatory compliance. Because of the nature of cloud computing—wherein clients access and store data on service provider’s systems across a public Internet—both parties are forced to confront these regulatory risks, whether they want to or not.

Based on Rob Scott’s extensive experience negotiating cloud computing agreements, he will address each element that contributes to privacy and security risk in cloud computing, including:

What happens if there is a data loss?
What broad or industry-specific regulatory issues affect the business?
What jurisdiction will prevail if there is litigation?
Will encryption be used in data storage and transmission?
What indemnification does the vendor offer for infringement of third-party intellectual property rights or data breach?

SecureWorld Expo is a 2-Day Regional Conference formed to promote the ideals of fostering communication between security professionals and technology leaders, to discuss best practices and to bind that body of thought in a public/private partnership with government. Security in the 21st Century will be a driving principle for business and government and SecureWorld Expo will drive that discussion.

To register for the conference: click here.

About Robert J. Scott

Robert J. Scott is a recognized industry expert in legal strategies, education, and awareness pertaining to Information technology law. As the managing partner of Scott & Scott, LLP, Robert skillfully represents clients on issues where technology, media and the law intersect.

About Scott & Scott:

Scott& Scott, LLP (http://www.scottandscottllp.com) is a boutique intellectual property and technology law firm with an emphasis on software disputes, technology transactions, brand management, and federal litigation. Our lawyers and technology professionals take a principled approach to each engagement, leveraging our experience to provide value. Our clients range from mature small businesses to publicly traded multi-national corporations who work proactively with us to creatively solve business and legal issues. We regularly work as part of a team of in-house and outside attorneys managing large-scale legal projects. We take the time to listen to a client’s objectives and understand its business before developing a custom strategy and project plan designed to give the client visibility into the process and the potential outcomes.


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Michael Klim – Online Privacy Guide: Protecting your privacy is to protect your freedom. » Podcast

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A Summary of the Right to Privacy in the US Constitution

Most Americans consider privacy a fundamental national right. (Just ask anyone trying to administer the Census questionnaire.) When it comes to the phrase “right to privacy,” however, consensus suddenly goes out the window. This is because in 1973, the landmark case Roe v. Wade ruled that abortion was a private matter and thus constitutionally protected.

Since then, “the right to privacy” has become synonymous with “abortion” in the collective political unconscious – especially since asking a politician’s opinion on this right is a thinly veiled litmus test as to his or her stance on the controversial medical procedure. As a result, many people think of the right to privacy as a left-wing value. Considering its many other applications under the law, however, this is a very ironic assumption to make.

Without the right to privacy, people would be able to enter your home uninvited, record your phone calls, distribute your medical information, use your name and image without your permission, publicize your religious affiliation, and commit a host of other intrusions. For most conservatives – or anyone who doesn’t aspire to live in a 1984-style police state – these are all pretty much deal breakers.

The disagreement, then, is not over the right to privacy so much as its interpretation. And unlike most other controversial readings of the Constitution, this one can’t be argued on the basis of strict versus loose constructionism. According to strict constructionism, the constitutional right to privacy is… nonexistent, actually. That’s because the word privacy isn’t even in the Constitution, much less explicitly guaranteed by it. If you take the time to look over a Constitution summary, however, you will find that:

– The First Amendment protects your “free exercise” of religion, which has been interpreted to guarantee your religious anonymity.

– The Third Amendment protects your home from being “quartered” by soldiers, which has been interpreted as a defense against trespassers in general.

– The Fourth Amendment protects you against “unreasonable searches and seizures,” which has been interpreted as a defense against wiretapping.

– The Fourteenth Amendment protects your right to “life, liberty, and property” (emphasis on the liberty bit), which has been interpreted to facilitate a host of personal choices about marriage, procreation, child rearing, and the termination of medical treatment.

If the looseness of these interpretations surprises, bear in mind the wiggle room provided by the Ninth Amendment: “The enumeration in the Constitution, of certain rights, shall not be construed to deny or disparage others retained by the people.” This is founding-father speak for “and so forth,” giving us the additional right to, well, create additional rights.

Seeing privacy as an implied constitutional right is therefore a question of loose constructionism versus even looser constructionism. Some people aim for an interpretation of the Constitution that’s in line with what the founding fathers would have wanted (see also: oldschool). However, since this approach involves lots of guesswork and not so much in the way of consensus, the right to privacy will probably continue to be the confused lovechild of precedent, public demand, and the changing moral values of the time.

Shmoop is an online study guide for Constitution summary, right to privacy and many more. Its content is written by Ph.D. and Masters students from top universities, like Stanford, Berkeley, Harvard, and Yale who have also taught at the high school and college levels. Teachers and students should feel confident to cite Shmoop.

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Why Freedom Should Trump Privacy Online

Why Freedom Should Trump Privacy Online
A global movement for Internet freedom sprang from the Iranian protests. A BBC poll found four in five people around the globe think access to the Internet is a fundamental right. We should target the “dirty dozen” countries that have Internet-access restrictions in place.

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