rotecting clients’ privacy is clearly
one of psychologists’ top ethical priorities.
To help prevent disclosures of patient
information, APA offers specific guidance
in its Ethics Code (APA, 2010) and its
“Record Keeping Guidelines” (APA, 2007).
Unfortunately, with today’s ever-evolving
technology, such guidance may not be
enough. As Edward Snowden showed
the world in 2013, information on cloud
storage centers is not secure (Gellman &
Soltani, 2013; Greenwald, 2013).
This article gives an overview of the
current record-keeping and communication
regulations and guidelines, looks at new
threats to client data, discusses the ethical
considerations psychologists face, and
advocates for the foundation of best
practices to prevent breaches of client data.