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HIPAA's Effect on Web Site Privacy Policies
January/February 2007 (vol. 5 no. 1)
pp. 45-52
Annie I. Ant?, North Carolina State University
Julia B. Eart, North Carolina State University
Matthew W. Vail, North Carolina State University
Neha Jain, North Carolina State University
Carrie M. Gheen, North Carolina State University
Jack M. Frink, North Carolina State University
Healthcare institutions typically post their privacy practices online as privacy policy documents. A study of nine institutions with Web sites shows that since the introduction of the 1996 Health Information and Portability Accountability Act (HIPAA), privacy policies are more descriptive but haven't necessarily improved online privacy practices.
Index Terms:
privacy policy, software requirements engineering, goal-driven analysis, online privacy, readability, HIPAA, Health Information and Portability Accountability Act
Annie I. Ant?, Julia B. Eart, Matthew W. Vail, Neha Jain, Carrie M. Gheen, Jack M. Frink, "HIPAA's Effect on Web Site Privacy Policies," IEEE Security & Privacy, vol. 5, no. 1, pp. 45-52, Jan.-Feb. 2007, doi:10.1109/MSP.2007.7
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