Adam Solander Quoted in “Strategic Perspectives: Is Encryption the Key to Patient Data Security?”

Health Law Daily Wrap-Up

Adam C. Solander, a Member of the Firm in the Health Care and Life Sciences practice, in the firm’s Washington, DC, office, was quoted by Wolters Kluwer Health Law Daily Wrap-Up, in an article titled “Strategic Perspectives: Is Encryption the Key to Patient Data Security?”

Following is an excerpt:

Adam Solander, a member of the Health Care and Life Sciences practice in the Washington, D.C., office of Epstein Becker Green, explained that it may not be necessary to encrypt data when it is maintained on storage devices in a secure data center because “it is unlikely those devices would be lost and because encryption may result in performance issues.” Swanson said, however, that encryption is “easy, generally inexpensive, and it’s probably the best way to prevent a breach.” Solander countered, “While encryption is a good control, it is not a silver bullet and there may be other ways to reduce exposure. For example, if an organization is worried about mobile devices it may make sense to disable mobile storage devices on all company machines instead of purchasing encrypted mobile devices or installing an encryption program to encrypt data stored on mobile devices.”