Archive for the ‘Data Breach’ Category

The Target Breach: How the Financial Industry is Reacting

Retail giant Target recently suffered a massive security breach during the busiest shopping season of the year. The breach involved the credit and debit card information of an estimated 40 million customers who shopped at one of Target’s retail stores between November 27th and December 15, 2013. So far, Target has not disclosed the precise […]

University Hospital Fined $250,000 for Breach

HealthLeaders Media reports that California Department of Public Health (CDPH) officials have fined Lucile Salter Packard Children’s Hospital at Stanford University $250,000–the maximum amount allowed under state law–for failing to report a breach of 532 patient medical records due to the theft of a hospital computer. The records included such information as names, dates of […]

New Regulations Require Disclosure of Data Breaches

HIPAA-covered entities need to be aware of new regulations issued this week that require public disclosure of data breaches. The U.S. Department of Health and Human Services has issued new regulations that require providers, health plans, and other HIPAA-covered entities to notify individuals when their health information is breached. Data breaches involving protected health information […]

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