The Health Insurance Portability And Accountability Act (HIPPA) law was passed in 1996 and regulations have been defined continuously over the years. GPhone is a fully HIPAA-compliant unified communications Voice over IP (VoIP) provider that supplies its customers with HIPAA compliant security. HIPAA is a set of patient privacy regulations. It affects many companies. Companies that must comply with HIPAA include health insurance providers, personnel departments of companies with health coverage, and healthcare-related businesses. In addition, any of the subcontractors or partners of businesses that significantly touch protected health information are also regulated under HIPAA, expanding the number of covered businesses to hundreds of thousands.