Is CamScanner HIPAA Compliant?
Originally released in 2011 by a Chinese mobile development company, CamScanner allows for scanning and transmitting the physical forms and documents that your business deals with daily. You might even already be using CamScanner or a similar free document scanning mobile app currently. These apps may be free, but they could end up costing you thousands in the long run and even risk permanently damaging your business and reputation by putting you at risk of a PHI breach.
CamScanner was recently discovered to have hidden malware. This malware was capable of downloading malicious files in the background without the user knowing.
CamScanner will not sign a BAA with your business. This one is a non-starter and an obvious indicator of non-HIPAA compliance.
After a thorough security assessment, five high-risk components were found in CamScanner. One of these high-risk components would even allow third-party websites to access your CamScanner files without you knowing it.
On January 5th, 2021 an executive order was signed forbidding transactions with CamScanner and a number of other services in response to privacy and security concerns.