There’s an update on a lawsuit previously noted on this site. John Riley reports:
The Superior Court of California has rejected a motion to dismiss a class action lawsuit on behalf of 93 HIV-positive people, who had their personal information compromised by a data breach of the state’s AIDS Drug Assistance Program online enrollment system.
The lawsuit alleges that A.J. Boggs & Company, the former administrator of the ADAP program, violated California’s medical privacy laws, including the California AIDS Public Health Records Confidentiality Act and the California Confidentiality of Medical Information Act, when it failed to properly secure a website containing sensitive medical information.
Lambda Legal, which is representing the 93 plaintiffs, claims that the company moved ahead with its new online enrollment system despite receiving warnings from several nonprofits and the Los Angeles County Department of Health that the system had not been tested or checked for bugs or glitches.
“From day one, July 1, 2016, when A.J. Boggs’s ADAP enrollment system went on-line, there were problems, and it is not as if these problems were unexpected,” Jamie Gliksberg, a staff attorney for Lambda Legal, said in a statement.