Hospital Settles with OCR for $ 218,400 Over Cloud-Based File Sharing
July 23 2015
Posted in: Data Breach
Covered entities, business associates and subcontractors using cloud-based file sharing offerings such as Dropbox, Box.com, and the various other similar solutions should note the most recent settlement announcement from ...read more
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Indiana Court of Appeals Upholds $1.44 Million Jury Verdict Against Walgreen Co. in a Privacy Breach Case; Denies Rehearing
January 25 2015
Posted in: Data Breach
On November 14, 2014, the Court of Appeals of Indiana issued a decision in the Hinchy v. Walgreen Co. case, upholding the jury verdict in favor of Ms. Hinchy. ...read more
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Malware Leads to a $150,000 OCR Settlement with a Behavioral Health Provider
December 9 2014
Posted in: Data Breach
On December 8, 2014, the Office of Civil Rights (OCR) announced a settlement with the Anchorage Community Mental Health Services (ACMHS) involving allegations of violations of the HIPAA Security ...read more
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Target's Data Breach Costs Reach $148 Million
August 6 2014
Posted in: Data Breach
In a Press Release issued on August 5, 2014, Target Corporation announced that its costs to address the December 2013 data breach have reached approximately $148 million. This number ...read more
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Florida Governor Signs New Data Breach Law Requiring All Businesses to Implement Security Controls
June 27 2014
Posted in: Data Breach
After being unanimously passed by the Florida legislature on April 30, 2014, on June 20, 2014, Florida's Governor Rick Scott signed the Florida Information Protection Act of 2014 (Act ...read more
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OCR Reminds Covered Entities to Choose Friends Carefully
May 8 2014
Posted in: Data Breach
Lack of Technical Controls Leads to Two Settlements with OCR for $4.8M. On May 8, 2014, the Office of Civil Rights (OCR) announced a settlement with New York and ...read more
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OCR Settles with Two Entities for $1.9M Over Breaches Resulting from Stolen (Unencypted) Laptops
April 22 2014
Posted in: Data Breach
HHS announced on April 22, 2014 that the Office of Civil Rights (OCR) has settled with Springfield Missouri Physical Therapy Center and QCA Health Plan, Inc. of Arkansas for ...read more
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Throwing Medical Records into a Recycling Container is Not Proper Disposal
January 14 2014
Posted in: Data Breach
Oregon Fines a Medical Clinic for Violating the State's ID Theft Law - The Oregon Department of Consumer and Business Services announced on November 1, 2013 that it fined ...read more
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And the Data Breach Train Keeps Rolling
October 15 2013
Posted in: Data Breach
In the last few days, two hospitals have announced data breaches involving protected health information. The first data breach incident, announced on October 1, 2013, involved St. Mary's Janesville ...read more
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11/30/14 Can a Board of Medicine Use the State’s Prescription Drug Database in Investigating Physician Actions?

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