Privacy and Confidentiality Essentials for Non-HIPAA Entities Training


The following Privacy and Confidentiality Essentials for Non-HIPAA Entities Training is designed to educate workers on the significance of protecting personal information in organizations not covered by HIPAA. Additionally, while many organizations are familiar with the stringent requirements of HIPAA, there are numerous non-HIPAA entities that also handle sensitive information and must adhere to privacy and confidentiality standards. Furthermore, in this course, we will explore the fundamental principles of protecting personal and sensitive data within non-HIPAA regulated environments. Moreover, you will learn about the various types of confidential information, the potential risks associated with data breaches, and the best practices for safeguarding privacy in your organization. In addition, our training is designed to provide you with the knowledge and tools necessary to understand and implement effective privacy measures, ensuring that you can maintain the trust and confidence of your clients, employees, and stakeholders.

What you will learn:

  • Various federal laws that apply to non-HIPAA entities
  • Various types of personal information that need protection
  • How to develop effective privacy policies that comply with applicable laws
  • Strategies for managing access to sensitive information within an organization
  • Understand the steps to take when a privacy breach occurs


Course length: 1 hour and 15 minutes.

Languages: American English

Key features: Audio narration, learning activity, and post-assessment.

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Federal and State Privacy and Confidentiality Protection

Federal and state privacy protection laws play a crucial role in safeguarding sensitive information across various sectors, including those not covered by HIPAA. These regulations establish guidelines and standards to ensure that personal and confidential data is handled with the utmost care and privacy. At the federal level, several laws govern the protection of personal information. 

The Federal Trade Commission Act (FTC Act) prohibits unfair or deceptive practices in commerce, including inadequate data protection and privacy practices. The Gramm-Leach-Bliley Act (GLBA) requires financial institutions to explain their information-sharing practices to their customers and to safeguard sensitive data. The Children’s Online Privacy Protection Act (COPPA) imposes certain requirements on operators of websites or online services directed to children under 13 years of age, concerning the collection and use of personal information.

Reporting a Data Breach

When reporting a data breach, it is crucial to provide a clear and concise description of the incident. This includes detailing the date of the breach (if known) and the date you discovered the breach.

Accurate and thorough reporting helps in assessing the severity of the breach and implementing appropriate response measures.

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