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Is Private Email HIPAA compliant? (Update 2024)

Is Private Email HIPAA compliant? (Update 2024)

Private Email, is a cloud-based email solution offered by Namecheap. With Private Email, users have features like shared folders, group scheduling, task management, and file sharing.

Is Private Email HIPAA compliant? No, based on our research, Private Email may not be HIPAA compliant.


Will Private Email sign a business associate agreement (BAA)?

No, Private Email will not sign a business associate agreement (BAA) and may therefore not be HIPAA compliant. Our investigation into Private Email's privacy policy revealed a lack of explicit commitment to signing a BAA. Without a BAA in place, healthcare organizations using Private Email risk noncompliance with HIPAA regulations as BAAs ensure the proper handling and protection of protected health information (PHI).



Private Email does not sign a BAA and may therefore not be HIPAA compliant.

Learn more: HIPAA Compliant Email: The Definitive Guide



What is a business associate agreement?

business associate agreement (BAA) is a legally binding contract establishing a relationship between a covered entity under the Health Insurance Portability and Accountability Act (HIPAA) and its business associates. The purpose of this agreement is to ensure the proper protection of personal health information (PHI) as required by HIPAA regulations.


What is HIPAA?

The Health Insurance Portability and Accountability Act (HIPAA) sets national standards for protecting the privacy and security of certain health information, known as protected health information (PHI).

HIPAA is designed to protect the privacy and security of individuals’ health information and to ensure that healthcare providers and insurers can securely exchange electronic health information. Violations of HIPAA can result in significant fines and penalties for covered entities.


Who does HIPAA apply to?

HIPAA applies to covered entities, which include healthcare providers, health plans, and healthcare clearinghouses. It also applies to business associates of these covered entities. These are entities that perform certain functions or activities on behalf of the covered entity.

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