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8. We’re not HIPAA compliant

Not in our backyard

If you’re a doctor or health care provider, you may need to store “protected health information” in your account, as written in that tongue-twisting Health Insurance Portability and Accountability Act (“HIPAA”) to do whatever it is you do.

Just make sure you don’t store any of that sensitive information on jane’s servers, because it will be sayonara if we find out that’s what you’ve been doing.

Use Hushmail

There are some really cool service providers, like Hushmail in Canada, that provide services like that. Use someone who really knows what they’re doing legally with this, who can be a business associate or subcontractor (as required by HIPAA) to keep you and your patient’s information safe.

For any lawyers reading this, we’re saying that it’s a “material violation” of our agreement if anyone puts any of their HIPAA-sensitive information into our space. We delete the entire account and immediately terminate service in these cases, and all users agree that we can do this.

Updated on September 19, 2017

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