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AB-352 Compliance: Securing PHI Related to AB-352

In this concluding blog of our series on Data Security & Compliance, we highlight key insights from our previous 5-part series, "A Comprehensive Guide to Data Security," to reinforce strategies for securing Personal Health Information (PHI) in alignment with AB-352. Let’s summarize three pivotal aspects: understanding data’s nature, monitoring data usage, and proactive risk remediation.

Classify, Categorize, Own


In THIS blog, we emphasized the critical role of data classification and ownership. Effective data governance hinges on understanding the nature of your data - its sensitivity, usage, and ownership.


  • Sensitive Content Classification: This process involves identifying unique identifiers and contextual information. Such classification is essential for PHI data, especially under AB-352, to ensure compliance and protect patient privacy.

  •  Data Type Classification: This step involves categorizing data into User Data, Department Data, Public Data, and Application Data. Each category requires tailored security protocols, crucial for protecting sensitive PHI.

  •  Ownership Classification: Establishing clear data ownership ensures proper access control and adherence to regulations like GDPR, vital for managing PHI data.


For a deeper dive into these concepts, refer to our Comprehensive Guide to Data Security series.


Monitoring How Data Is Used


In THIS blog, we focus on the importance of monitoring both Data at Rest and Data in Motion.


  • Monitoring Data at Rest: This involves tracking creation, modification, and access to data, integrating user behavior analytics, and auditing data access. These steps are critical in detecting unauthorized access to PHI.

  •  Monitoring Data in Motion: This includes classifying data, managing its flow, and establishing governance policies. Such measures ensure PHI data’s security during transmission, a key compliance aspect under AB-352.


Explore these strategies further in our Comprehensive Guide to Data Security series.


Remediating Risk Proactively


In THIS blog we cover strategies for data access control, quarantine, and defensible destruction.


Access Control and Quarantine: Implementing stringent access controls and quarantining sensitive data are essential steps in protecting PHI from unauthorized access.


Defensible Destruction: Enforcing data retention policies and systematically destroying stale data reduces security and legal risks, important for maintaining the integrity of PHI data.


For a comprehensive understanding of these practices, visit our Comprehensive Guide to Data Security series.

What's next?


If you are just beginning your journey with Data Security, particularly in the context of AB-352, we highly recommend starting with our tailored Data Risk & Security Assessment.


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  • Experienced Professionals: Our team comprises highly skilled professionals deeply versed in data security and the Netwrix ecosystem.

  • Strategic Guidance: We provide strategic guidance to address immediate security concerns and plan for long-term improvements in your data infrastructure.

  • Collaborative Approach: We work hand-in-hand with your team, ensuring our recommendations are perfectly aligned with your organization’s unique objectives.

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Let Eevabits accompany you on your data security journey, offering expert guidance tailored to your specific needs for a robust and compliant data security environment.



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