Are Data Breach Class Action Lawsuits Protecting Patients?

Marianne Kolbasuk McGee reports:

The prospect of class action lawsuits being filed in the aftermath of a major data breach often has more impact on breached healthcare organizations than the potential for fines and enforcement actions by government regulators, says attorney Jeff Westerman of Westerman Law Corp.

With all the legal expenses and time involved with organizations defending themselves in data breach class action lawsuits, “I don’t know that a civil enforcement action would be much more impactful than the private civil litigation that gets filed,” Westerman says in a video interview with Information Security Media Group.

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