Monday, July 13, 2015

Hospital Facing Class Action Suits Over Insiders' Patient Data Thefts

A Florida hospital is facing two class action lawsuits related to breaches of patient privacy.

The first data breach involved two employees who stole data on thousands of patients and sold it to lawyers and chiropractors. The second data privacy breach, discovered in May 2014, involved two employees who, over a two year period, stole portions of medical records from 9,000 patients. This breach was discovered by law enforcement, not the hospital.

"class action lawsuits regarding two separate data breaches of patient information over the past four years."
- Orlando Sentinel
It is unclear why the breaches were allowed to occur for such a long time period or why law enforcement, rather than the hospital discovered the data thefts. Organizations seeking to proactively detect data theft and privacy breaches, rather than learn about them from third parties, can utilize low-cost on-demand SaaS analytics services.
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Sources:
(a) Florida Hospital faces two data breach lawsuits - www.OrlandoSentinel.com, 07/08/2015

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