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With personal information disclosure laws becoming more restrictive, Privacy and Security is everyone’s responsibility. Whether its, medical, governmental, classified or good corporate stewardship, compliance to privacy laws is more important than ever.

Identity theft and corporate information loss cost companies hundreds of millions of dollars a year. US Department of Justice

Health Insurance Portability and Accountability Act (HIPAA)
HIPAA was enacted to ensure that private and personal health information stays just that - private - no matter the method of communication.

  • Privacy Rule full compliance began on April 14, 2003.
  • The law affects those who transmit any health information in connection with a standardised transaction.
  • 3M™ Computer Privacy Filters are a low-cost solution to the unintentional release of computerised medical data.

Gramm-Leach-Bliley Act
The Gramm-Leach-Bliley Safeguards Rule requires financial institutions to design and implement safeguards to address risks to the security, confidentiality and integrity of personal customer information.

  • The Gramm-Leach-Bliley Safeguards Rule went into effect on May 23, 2003.
  • The law includes companies and institutions that engage in a wide variety of "financial activities".
  • 3M™ Computer Privacy Filters are a low-cost, easy-to-implement solution to the unintentional release of computerised records information.

Children’s Internet Protection Act
CIPA requires libraries, schools and other public institutions that receive certain federal funding to provide filtered Internet use in order to protect minors. Institutions risk losing funding if they don’t effectively filter access to sexually explicit visual material, child pornography or visual information deemed harmful to minors.

  • The Children's Internet Protection Act went into effect on April 20, 2001.
  • Public institutions offering public Internet access and receiving federal funding from the E-rate program must comply with the Act.
  • 3M™ Computer Privacy Filters are a low-cost, easy-to-implement solution to help prevent the casual observance of questionable information being viewed by other patrons.

Federal Information Security Act
The Federal Information Security Management Act (FISMA) is part of the Electronic Government Act of 2002. The E-Government Act was enacted for several reasons:

  • to promote interagency collaboration
  • to improve the ability of the government to reach agency goals
  • to promote the use of information technologies to provide increased participation by US citizens and
  • to provide enhanced access to government information and services

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