Data security on cloud

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  1. Marabou Muddler
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    Does anyone know how secure data on the cloud might be - for example, would iCloud meet security standards for HIPAA?
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    Apple has not yet released it's security certifications, however we expect to see HIPAA certification.

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    Wow, that would be great! I'd really like to be able to use it!
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    Just get dropbox...it's awesome
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    Dropbox is not currently HIPAA compliant

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    Don't know what all that means, but it works like a charm for me. What is this compliant thing you refer to?
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    HIPAA is required for the medical industry

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    HIPAA is a set of U.S. rules/standards for security and privacy (among other things) of medical records. Hefty fines and other legal consequences for violating HIPAA standards.

    Dropbox reportedly did not develop their security w/ HIPAA in mind......thus, even though they might be secure, health care providers take legal risks by storing health info on dropbox.
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    Well luckily I'm not in the medical industry. No worries for me. I just got tired of emailing documents to myself so I could have them on my iPad. Dropbox was and continues to be such a life saver. I have my own personal server out there for free. If u use it tell them I referred you and I get 250 free megabytes. :)

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