HOW DOES HIPAA PROTECT PATIENT PRIVACY?

How does HIPAA protect patient privacy? The Health Insurance Portability and Accountability Act (HIPAA) was enacted in 1996.  HIPAA is a privacy rule and limits what healthcare providers may share with others about a patient's care, diagnosis and personal identifying information.  HIPAA also gives patients the right to obtain their medical records and the right to authorize others … Continue reading HOW DOES HIPAA PROTECT PATIENT PRIVACY?

ID THEFT NEWS – WEEKLY UPDATE

Lawyer Helps Identity Theft Victims Over 12 million people an identity theft victim every year.  Our firm represents victims of identity theft.  Our firm includes lawyers licensed in Alabama, Georgia, Mississippi, New York, Tennessee, Texas and Virginia.  With offices in Alabama, Georgia and Texas, and relationships with lawyers in Florida, we are positioned to help … Continue reading ID THEFT NEWS – WEEKLY UPDATE

ID THEFT NEWS – WEEKLY UPDATE

Fair Credit Reporting Act Lawyers Help Identity Theft Victims Over 12 million people an identity theft victim every year.  Our firm represents victims of identity theft.  With offices in Atlanta, Birmingham, and Dallas, we help consumers across the South.  Credit report errors can keep you from getting credit, housing or a job.  What can you do … Continue reading ID THEFT NEWS – WEEKLY UPDATE

ID THEFT NEWS: WEEKLY UPDATE

Fair Credit Reporting Act Lawyers Help Identity Theft Victims Over 12 million people an identity theft victim every year.  The harmful effects of identity theft are life changing and last a lifetime.  Victims may not even know their identity has been stolen until they receive debt collection calls for debts they do not owe.  Others … Continue reading ID THEFT NEWS: WEEKLY UPDATE

ID THEFT NEWS: WEEKLY UPDATE

Fair Credit Reporting Act Lawyers Help Identity Theft Victims Over 12 million people an identity theft victim every year.  The harmful effects of identity theft are life changing and last a lifetime.  Victims may not even know their identity has been stolen until they receive debt collection calls for debts they do not owe.  Others … Continue reading ID THEFT NEWS: WEEKLY UPDATE

ID THEFT NEWS – WEEKLY UPDATE

Over 12 million consumers a year become victims of identity theft.  Identity theft victims may not know their identity has been stolen until they receive calls from debt collectors or see accounts on their credit report that do not belong to them.  What can consumers do to protect their identities and credit reputation?  Federal law … Continue reading ID THEFT NEWS – WEEKLY UPDATE

MICAH ADKINS NAMED TOP CONSUMER LAWYER AGAIN

Micah Adkins has been named as one of the top consumer lawyers for the second year in a row. Birmingham Magazine surveyed more than 4,000 members of the Birmingham Bar Association for nominations for Birmingham's top lawyers.  This is the fourth year for the peer review study and included 34 practice areas.  More than 1,700 attorneys voted in … Continue reading MICAH ADKINS NAMED TOP CONSUMER LAWYER AGAIN

ID THEFT NEWS: WEEKLY UPDATE

IDENTITY THEFT IN THE NEWS Over 12 million consumers a year become victims of identity theft. Click to download the FTC’s 2012 report on top consumer complaints.  Consumers may learn that they are a fraud victim after receiving a credit denial or collection for call for a debt they do not owe.   What can consumers … Continue reading ID THEFT NEWS: WEEKLY UPDATE

BANK OF AMERICA ID THEFT PROTECTION A SCAM?

Is Bank of America's identity theft protection plan a scam?  A federal investigation is underway to determine if Bank of America gave customers what they paid for when they purchased identity theft protection but did not receive the services from Bank of America's vendors.  The federal government wants to know if the identity theft protection … Continue reading BANK OF AMERICA ID THEFT PROTECTION A SCAM?

2012 DATA BREACH REPORT

2012 Data Breach Investigations Report covering the year 2011 gives a very thorough statistical analysis of global data security.  In 2011, the report identifies 855 data breaches, which involved the compromise of more than 174 million records!  How are the targets and who are the cyber attackers?  Keep reading . . .   Original Source: … Continue reading 2012 DATA BREACH REPORT