More banking clients self-install RSign using RPost’s E-Sign & E-Security (Free) Work-from-Home Readiness Program to quickly, freely and easily e-sign Payroll Protection Program and other Loan applications. Industry organizations across sectors have joined RPost’s coalition to make their small business clients aware of these e-sign and e-security tools and how to access them free with RPost’s crisis software donation program (see who has joined).
As consumer awareness of data privacy issues increases, companies that don’t take their clients’ data privacy seriously are getting hit harder and harder. In healthcare, a Florida healthcare provider paid a $5.5 million fine (a HIPAA record) earlier this year for allowing more than 115,000 patient records to be improperly accessed and disclosed. Last year, Ashley Madison paid almost $1.6 million to settle charges related to Federal Trade Commission (FTC) enforcement of data privacy laws, after the online “cheating” site’s virtually non-existent cybersecurity practices allowed the compromise of all its 36 million users worldwide.
Small business are not ‘under the radar’ of government enforcement for HIPAA privacy and security rules. Not only is the government issuing meaningful fines to small businesses for non-compliance with these data privacy rules, they are explicitly stating that regardless of the size of the firm, whether a small physician’s office or insurance broker, they will hold everyone accountable.