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Learner Reviews & Feedback for Privacy Law and HIPAA by University of Pennsylvania

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About the Course

What does it take to comply with privacy laws? In this course, we’ll look at the practical aspects of navigating the complex landscape of privacy requirements. Better understanding privacy laws and data protection will enable you to protect your organization and the constituents that depend on your organization to safeguard their personal information. First, we will examine the historical context that drove the creation of laws, best practices, and other standards for protecting personal information. We will also consider where in the U.S. privacy laws exist and which sectors remain unregulated. Next, we will focus on the federal health privacy law, the Health Insurance Portability and Accountability Act of 1996 (HIPAA) – and what it takes to comply with it. How do you know the scope of the requirements? And once you know HIPAA applies, how do you actually put measures in place to ensure compliance? We’ll explore the notion that one cannot have privacy without strong security and examine various models that promote the security of personal information. We’ll look closely at breach notification laws – one of the most significant drivers of change in organizations – and discuss strategies for the improvement of data protection overall. Lastly, we will look at international law, state law, the unique and important role of the Federal Trade Commission in protecting privacy. Most importantly, we get practical – we will discuss real-world, practical approaches to how compliance professionals can navigate the complex landscape of privacy requirements to best protect their organizations....

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Great course. The only complaint is the time lag for getting the assignment peer reviewed.


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It is very informative course. i like the the procedure and learrning style of the trainer. The training material is very easy and it is designed by very professional poeple.

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Jul 28, 2021


By Bilal G

Sep 11, 2023

This component is good but the final assignment is a little whacky - on reflection it does test several elements of HIPAA but on the face of it, appears to not directly be about HIPAA. But it's short, engaging and clear.

By Nida Z

Dec 26, 2023

The course is really good. It explained HIPAA in a light that I haven't considered before. Recommend this course for anyone who wants to learn the basic concepts of HIPAA, its history and implementation.

By Diego R

Apr 24, 2020

It was ok, language a little elevated for some audiences with non-law backgrounds. wish it gave more practical examples. Readings are hard to digest.

By Elena H

Jun 19, 2021

This was a very interesting and relevant course. I am very satisfied with the course requirements and what I learned.

By L.Cruz

Jul 13, 2020

I expected more specificity in the privacy laws we went over, but overall it was a good introduction to the subject.

By Evaluation R

Jul 16, 2023

Great course. The only complaint is the time lag for getting the assignment peer reviewed.

By Joy S

Jan 21, 2020

excellent review of hipaa. everyone should have this info

By Iris S

Sep 7, 2022

This particular part of the course does not grade your assignments in a timely fashion. Thus, delaying your certificate

By Fawad Q

Sep 5, 2023

There is no name on my certificate. "Coursera Learner" has been written instead of my name. The issue needs to be fixed at the possible earliest, please.

By Tien H S

Nov 16, 2022

Very time consuming to wait for others to give you grades!!!