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Customers’ sensitive financial and medical information

he assignment must be a minimum of 1full page in length with a minimum of 2 outside
sources. Please be sure to follow APA guidelines for citing and referencing source.
Assignments are due by 11:59 pm Eastern time on Sunday.

1. HHS and the FTC recently launched an investigation into a major pharmacy chain for its
information disposal practices. The regulators claimed that the pharmacy chain failed to
protect customers’ sensitive financial and medical information by disposing prescriptions
and labeled pill bottles in dumpsters that were accessible by the public. Based on the
HIPAA (Health Insurance Portability and Accountability Act of 1996), what consequences
should a company face for failing to properly dispose of customer information? For HIPAA
act, you may check the website.

2. Trust is an important part of the continued growth and development of the Internet. This
is particularly the case with respect to social networking. Media reports of disturbing
stories and case law alike have shown some of the consequences that can arise when
individuals create false social networking profiles. In a case in California, and individual
established a fake MySpace profile of his former church pastor. On the profile, he posted
content that suggested that the pastor used drugs and was homosexual. Can criminal
charges be brought against the party that created the fake profile?

3. Read the Family Educational Rights and Privacy Act of 1974 (FERPA) at ED, discuss who
has access to your educational record at APUS. Furthermore, what is the roles and
responsibilities for APUS instructors and students to comply with FERPA

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