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Can a HIPPA compliant account use shared links?

Explorer | Level 3

If I applied HIPAA compliant account, can I still use "share link" to share the file with PII data?  If I can confirm I only send this link to doctor and relavant patient, is there any other protection from Dropbox?

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Re: Can HIPAA use share link?

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Thanks for your interest in a BBA aggreement @steveneo

Here are the steps to sign the BBA aggreement through your Admin console

More info

HIPAA and HITECH Act compliance

Our HIPPA guide. 

Let us know if you have more questions. 

Thank you! 

 


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Re: Can HIPAA use share link?

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Hi @steveneo - welcome to the Dropbox Community!

I'm not sure I completely understand your query, could you elaborate a tad for me please? 

Thanks! 



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Re: Can HIPAA use share link?

Explorer | Level 3

Dropbox mentions its HIPAA compliant (https://help.dropbox.com/accounts-billing/security/hipaa-hitech-overview).  However, I am not sure if I still can use "Copy Dropbox link" and send the link to the resposible people such as his doctor?   Or is that feature avaiable after I signed HIPAA BAA with dropbox.  

I guess I still can use that share link, but it is my resposibility to comply the HIPAA? Just need to confirm because I don't get your BAA yet. 

 

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Re: Can HIPAA use share link?

Dropboxer
Dropboxer

Thanks for the swift follow up @steveneo!

You're correct that you can use the shared links feature however you see fit and it's up to you how you comply with the HIPAA. 

On a last note, can you clarify what you mean here? 


@steveneo wrote:

Just need to confirm because I don't get your BAA yet. 


Thanks! 



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Re: Can HIPAA use share link?

Explorer | Level 3

If I apply HIPAA compliant, I should sign a business associate agreements (BAA) with Dropbox. I think that BAA may mention if I can use the sharing link.  However, I don't apply HIPAA compliant yet..

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Re: Can HIPAA use share link?

Dropboxer
Dropboxer

Thanks for your interest in a BBA aggreement @steveneo

Here are the steps to sign the BBA aggreement through your Admin console

More info

HIPAA and HITECH Act compliance

Our HIPPA guide. 

Let us know if you have more questions. 

Thank you! 

 


Fiona
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