Influence of Technology on Confidentiality

Influence of Technology on Confidentiality


Post by Day 4 an explanation of two ways technology might influence confidentiality. Then explain how technology might influence compliance with HIPAA or FERPA (whichever is most relevant to your specialization). Finally, describe an ethical situation involving technology and explain a strategy you might use to address this situation.

Be specific and include reference to the week’s Learning Resources in your response.


Required Resources

Note: To access this week’s required library resources, please click on the link to the Course Readings List, found in the Course Materials section of your Syllabus.


  • Fisher, C. B. (2017). Decoding the ethics code: A practical guide for psychologists (4th ed). California: Sage Publications, Inc.
  • Bersoff, D. N. (2008). HIPAA: Federal regulation of healthcare records. In D. Bersoff, (Ed.), Ethical conflicts in psychology (4th ed.).(pp. 543–545). Washington, DC: American Psychological Association.
    Retrieved from the Walden Library databases.
  • U.S. Department of Education. (n.d.). Family Educational Rights and Privacy Act (FERPA). Retrieved from
  • U.S. Department of Health & Human Services. (n. d.). Understanding health information privacy.Retrieved from


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