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Apple Says FaceTime Can Become HIPAA-Compliant Through Proper Configuration

Apple’s FaceTime video calling functionality was one of the most popular features of the iPhone 4 and iPad 2, and could have far reaching implications in the healthcare industry — if it was secured and adhered to rigorous HIPAA standards that is.

That may be a reality, however, as Apple has stated that FaceTime can become fully HIPAA-compliant through proper configuration.  FaceTime sessions are already encrypted, and through a WPA2 Enterprise configuration, FaceTime video sessions can have the extra security safeguards that HIPAA requires for communication.

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