Cape Cod students affected by Medicaid billing vendor’s data breach

Cynthia McCormick reports on the resolution of  a lawsuit stemming from a laptop theft in 2014. The breach was previously  reported on this site:

Hundreds of Cape Cod students — many with special needs — were put at risk of identity fraud and theft when a laptop was stolen from an employee of a billing company that handles Medicaid payments for schools.

The laptop contained the names, Social Security numbers and other information from approximately 2,618 Massachusetts students from 13 school districts including the Bourne, Truro and Nauset districts, according to the office of Massachusetts Attorney General Maura Healey, which investigated the breach.

Last week, Healey’s office obtained a judgment in Suffolk Superior Court against the New Hampshire-based billing company, Multi-State Billing Services LLC, requiring it to pay $100,000 and to teach employees how to protect client privacy

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